FAMILY LASIOCAMPIDAE
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Odonestis lipara Tams stat. n.  
Odonestis erectilinea lipara Tams, 1935: 61.
Odonestis erectilinea Swinhoe; sensu Holloway, 1976: 90.


Odonestis lipara
(natural size)


Diagnosis.
The species is dark purplish red. It resembles erectilinea most closely but lacks the straight antemedial fascia.

Taxonomic notes. Sympatry with erectilinea in Borneo indicates this taxon cannot be considered a subspecies thereof.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species was described from Mt. Murud, Sarawak, and has been taken in upper montane forest above 1500m on G. Mulu, Bukit Pagon and G. Kinabalu. In the last locality it was recorded from as high as 2600m (Holloway, 1976).

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