FAMILY NOTODONTIDAE
View Image Gallery of Family Notodontidae

Hyperaeschrella producta Kiriakoff comb. n
   
Kumataia producta Kiriakoff, 1967: 56; 1968: 200.


Hyperaeschrella producta


Hyperaeschrella producta
(Sumatra)


Diagnosis.
This species is identified by forewings with a strongly produced apex and a pattern that is basally dark brown, distally pale brown with darker striations, with a pale patch also in the discal area.

Taxonomic note. Despite the unusual wing pattern, this species has male genitalia barely distinguishable from those of the previous species, and therefore it is more informative to treat them as congeneric. Hence Kumataia Kiriakoff is here placed as a junior synonym of Hyperaeschrella Strand, syn. n.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo. 

Habitat preference. The five Bornean specimens seen are all from lowland localities, both Mulu survey specimens being from rain forest on limestone.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Contents page


Copyright Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.