FAMILY LASIOCAMPIDAE
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Lajonquierea jermyi sp. n  


Lajonquierea jermyi (paratype)
(natural size)


male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes)32-33mm. The species has the appearance of a large piccoloptera but is distinguished by characters of the male genitalia. The aedeagus has a massive ventral spine, the vesica slightly bilobed, each lobe with a basal cluster of spines and more sparsely scattered ones distally. The cubile arms are similar to those of poeciloptera but the apical bifurcations are more splayed; the dorsal spur to the valves is more basal than in poeciloptera, the valve itself longer, slender.

Holotype male.gif (860 bytes) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m, 413461, [lower montane forest], MV canopy/understorey. BM lasiocampid slide 1020.

Paratype male.gif (860 bytes)BRUNEI: 1670m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, February 1982 (Allen & Harman), BM lasiocampid slide 1025.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The holotype was taken in lower montane forest, the paratype in upper montane forest.

The species is named for Clive Jermy, Scientific Coordinator of the Mulu Expedition.

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