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Maxates lugubriosa sp. n.  

Maxates lugubriosa

Maxates lugubriosa

10-13mm. Externally similar to melancholica, M. lugubriosa has a distinctive male abdomen. The eighth sternite has its distal margin bilobed. The saccus of the genitalia is narrow. The sacculus has a small lobe that has short spines subapically, dorsally. The ventral process of the valve has a transverse flange at its apex.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 11, February, Camp 1, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for., riverine, BM geometrid slide 10670.

Paratypes. 2 BRUNEI: 15m Daerah Belait, Badas, swamp forest, 26 Feb 1982 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM geometrid slides 17443, 17444; 1 BRUNEI: 3m, Seria, secondary and coastal veg. 3.6.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM geometrid slide 8672.

Geographical range. Borneo, Java.

Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest, including swamp forest and coastal vegetation. The species is rare. Only dissected specimens are cited as types.

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