FAMILY LASIOCAMPIDAE
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Lebeda pruetti sp. n.


Lebeda pruetti (holotype)
(.85 natural size)

Lebeda pruetti (paratype)
(.85 natural size)


male.gif (860 bytes)
35mm, female.gif (844 bytes)53mm . The species is larger than brauni, the forewings a dark greyish brown with the four fasciae pale. Both antemedial and postmedial pairs are flanked by a thin zone of more ochreous ground colour (cf. a dark brown in brauni). In the male genitalia the long central process of the valve is apically flexed, the vinculum  deeper, the cubile arms broader, their margins more coarsely spined than in brauni.

Holotype
male.gif (860 bytes)NORTH BORNEO: Sabah, Tawau distr., 500-700 ft., primary rainforest, 17.x-5.xi.1973 (C.J.H. Pruett) BM 1974-277, BM lasiocampid slide 992.

Paratype. 1
female.gif (844 bytes) as holotype.

Geographical range. Borneo.


Habitat preference. The two specimens were taken at about 200m in rainforest.

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