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Maxates waterstradti Prout comb. n. 
Gelasma waterstradti Prout, 1933, Gross-Schmett. Erde 12: 77.
Gelasma waterstradti Prout; Holloway, 1976: 62.

Maxates waterstradti

This is a large species with facies as in many Hemithea. The margins are rather undulate, edged finely but irregularly in red. The ground colour is pale green, grading darker on the basal side of the postmedials.

Taxonomic notes. Maxates subannulata Prout comb. n. from Sulawesi is similar in facies and in the general structure of the male genitalia.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species was described from G. Kinabalu, but with no altitude data. Recent surveys have yielded singletons from G. Kinabalu at 1620m and from 900m in lower montane forest in the limestone G. Api in the G. Mulu National Park.

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