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Maxates tristis sp. n.  

14mm. Not illustrated but similar to melancholica in external appearance. The male genitalia are diagnostic with the ventral process adpressed to the ventral margin, and distinctive, darkly scaled coremata. The eighth sternite is unmodified.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 19, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 100m, 427567, alluvial forest, BM geometrid slide 10672.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The single specimen is from lowland alluvial forest.

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