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Maxates obliterata sp. n.  

Maxates obliterata

9-11mm. This is a small species similar to M. melancholica in colour and appearance, but with the white fasciae almost obsolete. In the male genitalia there is a disc-like plate at the apex of the sacculus, just basal to the ventral process. The latter is apically bifid. The eighth sternite has a rugose, triangular process at the centre of the distal margin.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 7, January, Long Pala (Base) 50m. 324450, alluvial / secondary forest. BM geometrid slide 10732.

Paratype  General data as holotype but Site 8, February, Camp 1, Mulu 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for., BM geometrid slide 10663.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest, including coastal and secondary forest at Seria, Brunei. Only dissected material is cited in the type series.

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