Novitates Zoologicae XXXV. 1929. 63 NEW SPECIES AND SUB-SPECIES OF GEOMETRIDAE. By LOUIS B. PROUT. Sxjbfam. STERRHINAE. 1. Anisodes (Perixera) pictimaculis sp.n. <J$, 28 mm. Face brown above, whitish below. Palpus with third joint in <J rather long, in $ longer, almost as long as diameter of eye ; pale, marked on upperside with dull red. Head, body and legs concolorous with wings, a red line on occiput, the foreleg reddened on upper-and innerside. Hindfemur with the (J sexual tufting predominantly dark purple-red. Forewing not broad, apex moderate, termen waved ; areole small, far proximal to end of cell ; whitish, with irregular fleshy suffusions and scattered, somewhat darker irroration ; cell-spot small, but more than a point, orange-buff (or perhaps I4d in Ridgway's scheme, Color Standards, pi. iii) ; antemedian line weak, indicated by vein-dots ; median shade rather weak, fleshy, anteriorly far beyond the cell-spot, with outward angles at R 1 and R :l and inbent between them, behind R J strongly oblique inward, slightly incurved and sinuous, reaching hindmargin about middle ; postmedian formed of conspicuous vein-dots, deep fleshy, touched with black, the dot on R ! markedly displaced proximally (2-5 or 3 mm. from termen), the rest of the series describing a gentle curve, the dot at R 1 nearest to the termen ; subterminal shades rather indefinite ; terminal dots rather sharp, deep fleshy touched with black. Hindwing with termen rather strongly crenulate ; concolorous with forewing and similarly marked, the cell-spot slightly larger, of the same bright colour, the median shade nearer beyond it. Underside whitish, the forewing with an ample pink shade occupying the cell and extending in front of it (to costa), outside it (to position of median shade) and a little behind it ; both wings with zigzag pink postmedian line (finer and weaker on hindwing), which is anteriorly faintly double or at least forms two elongate spots at costa ; terminal dots small and pink, on hindwing ill-developed. Java : Pengalengan, Preanger, type <J in coll. Tring Mus. Also known to me, chiefly in the $ sex, from Ceylon, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo. The colours are almost those of A. flavispila (Warr., Nov. Zool. iii. 312), which is a larger, broad-winged species, with the cell-spot orange-buff on the hindwing only, there larger. Subfam. LARENTHNAE. 2. Orthonama dicymanta sp.n. <J$, 22-26 mm. Palpus at least as heavily scaled as in vinosata Prout (1910). Forewing shaped nearly as in the $ of vinosata Prout or of corteza Dogn. (1896), the distal margin being straightish and rather strongly oblique ; apex, in the 3, slightly more acute still than in the species cited ; general coloration approximately as in the reddest-banded forms of olivacea Warr. (1900) = cincta Sckaus (1901), but considerably more uniform, the more orange-brown proximal



New species and sub-species of Geometridae

Novitates Zoologicae Tring 35: 63-77 (1929)

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