FAMILY NOTODONTIDAE
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Turnaca Walker

Turnaca punctata sp. n


Turnaca punctata (paratype)


20-21 mm. The facies is as illustrated. The species resembles Ambadra suriga somewhat but is distinguished by the more uniform tone to the forewing, and by the subdorsal black dot at one third. The male genitalia have the uncus entire rather than bifid (as in typical Turnaca), and the aedeagus is characteristically very broad apically. The gnathal processes are even in breadth throughout and the aedeagus vesica has a single, large, acute cornutus that is associated with small, deciduous, stellate spicules.

Holotype BRUNEI: 30-60 m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary vegetation, 21.10.78 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM notodontid slide 988.

Paratypes.1 BRUNEI: 300 m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 28.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM notodontid slide 1004; 3 BRUNEI: 1618 m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 25.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM notodontid slides 1005, 1007.

Geographical range. Borneo. Peninsular Malaysian and Sumatran specimens in the BMNH (e.g. slide 808) are referable to this species but the males have the eighth sternite much more shallowly, but equally broadly, bilobed.

Habitat preference. Records have been from lowland dipterocarp and upper montane forest types.

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