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Maxates muluensis sp. n.  

Maxates muluensis (holotype)

9-11mm. In appearance this species resembles a small M. melancholica. It is distinguished by features of the male genitalia and the well separated pair of spines in the eighth sternite. The ventral process of the valve is large relative to the rest of the valve.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430658, FEG 4, limestone forest, BM geometrid slide 10664.

Paratypes. 2 general data as holotype, Site 13, February, Camp 2, Mulu 500m, 401464, mixed dipt. for., BM geometrid slide 10676, and Site 16, March, Long Pala (Base) 70m. 324450, alluvial/secondary, forest. BM geometrid slide 10666.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has been taken infrequently in a variety of lowland forest types. Only dissected specimens are included in the type series.

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