Antheraea alleni sp. n.
Antheraea moultoni sensu Allen, 1981: 116, and Holloway, 1981: 125.
This is the smallest Bornean species. It is a rich rufous brown with more
orange highlights and distinctive orange fringes. The ocelli are
relatively small compared with celebensis and moultoni, particularly in the
female where the nacreous zone is reduced to a point. The submarginal of
the forewing curves basad at the dorsum slightly instead of running
approximately straight to meet it as in moultoni; it is obscure in the
male but a distinct, fine, dark line in the female. The male genitalia are
typical of the frithi complex and offer no diagnostic features.
1618m, Bukit Retak, 25.4.1981 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).
as holotype, various dates; 1BRUNEI:
1670m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, 1982 (Allen & Harman); 1
Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site
20, March, W. Melinau Gorge, 150m, 422577, FEG3, kerangas, BM saturniid
Geographical range. Borneo.
preference. Most specimens have been taken in upper montane forest in
Brunei, but one male was taken in wet heath (kerangas) forest at 150m in
the Gunong Mulu National Park, Sarawak, this last was larger than the
males from montane forest.
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