FAMILY LASIOCAMPIDAE
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Paradoxopla cardinalis Holloway comb. n.  
Pseudophyllodes cardinalis Holloway, 1976: 90.


Paradoxopla cardinalis
(holotype)
(natural size)


Diagnosis.
The insect is a uniform rich chestnut brown with no obvious markings. The narrow, apically produced forewings and falcate, tornally produced hindwings are distinctive.

Taxonomic notes. The externally similar Gastropacha minima Lajonquire is known from Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. This has less excavate hindwings on which there is a small white reticulated patch.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Only the holotype male is known, taken at 2600m on G. Kinabalu.

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