FAMILY SATURNIIDAE
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Lemaireia loepoides Butler
Antheraea loepoides Butler, 1880, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5), 6: 61.
Syntherata loepoides Butler; Allen, 1981: 119; Barlow, 1982: 49; Lampe, 1985: 15.
Lemaireia loepoides Butler; Nassig & Holloway, in press


Lemaireia loepoides
(.73 natural size)


Diagnosis.
The species resembles somewhat a small Loepa but the forewing apex is acute, the ocelli of both wings are much smaller with unicolorous rings, the fasciae are rufous, broad, diffuse and somewhat irregular, and a rufous bar extends from the hindwing ocellus to the dorsum.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. Specimens have been taken somewhat more frequently
in lowland forest, though one was taken at 1618m on Bukit Retak, Brunei. The species is generally rare.

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