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Maxates melinau sp. n.

Maxates melinau

15-16mm, 16mm. This is a smaller, darker species than waterstradti, more uniform green, but with similar pattern. The male genitalia suggest a close relationship to waterstradti, the only difference being the greater breadth of the valves.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, limestone, BM geometrid slide 10742.

Paratypes. 1 as holotype; 1 same general data but Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, mixed dipterocarp for. / riverine, 385470.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All three specimens are from lowland forest, one from hill dipterocarp forest on G. Mulu, the other two from forest on limestone.

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