FAMILY LASIOCAMPIDAE
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Kunugia ferox sp. n.  


Kunugia ferox
(paratype)
(.85 natural size)


Kunugia ferox
(paratype)
(.85 natural size)


male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes)45-52mm, female.gif (844 bytes)female.gif (844 bytes) 75-80mm. This is the largest of the Sundanian trio allied to placida Moore. The general colour is dark rich brown, the forewings with four darker, diagnostically straight and oblique fasciae. The white discal spot is prominent though not as large as in suanoides.

The male genitalia have the cubile arms short, broad, the spines small.

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

Paratypes: 3 male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes) 2 female.gif (844 bytes)female.gif (844 bytes)as holotype; 1 male.gif (860 bytes)BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 20 Feb. 1982 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1male.gif (860 bytes) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al), Site 17 May, nr Long Melinau, 50m, 313441, low secondary forest, MV on river bank, BM lasiocampid slide 936; 1male.gif (860 bytes) Baram distr. SARAWAK (Hose).

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent in lowland forest and secondary associations.

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