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Agathia muluensis sp. n

Agathia muluensis

13-15mm, 16mm. Both sexes have an extensive brown zone over almost all the hindwing. The basal fifth is green with a central dentation into the brown zone. Green recurs narrowly at the margin and diffusely over a broad area submarginally. The forewing brown markings are similar to those of the next species, but stronger, the postmedial narrow, irregular, but entire. The male genitalia have the valves narrower than in close relatives, without a central process to the valve costa. In the putative female (slide 17494) the ductus and
bursa are robust and the lamella antevaginalis is broad, sclerotised, its distal margin slightly sinuous.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, G. Mulu, 1000m, 413461, lower montane forest, BM geometrid slide 10625.

Paratypes: 4 as holotype; 1 same general data but Site 15; 1 Mt. Mulu, N. Borneo, 1- 400ft (Hose).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All recent material is from lower montane forest at 1000m. The species is only known from G. Mulu.

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