FAMILY BOMBYCIDAE
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Ocinara bifurcula Dierl
Ocinara bifurcula Dierl, 1978: 238; Barlow, 1982: 45.


Ocinara bifurcula
(natural size)


Ocinara bifurcula
(natural size)


Diagnosis.
See Ocinara albicollis Walker. Some specimens are reddish or even orange red.

Taxonomic notes. The sister-species is the Sulawesi endemic, polia Tams, which has a similarly double-processed furculum but with the longer arms more slender and evenly curved, and with the apical angles of the eighth sternite much more strongly produced. The Bornean specimen attributed to polia by Dierl is probably bifurcula.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is mainly a lowland species but has been recorded as high as 1500m.

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