Arctornis brunnescens sp.
This and the next three species are all related to A. flavescens Moore comb.
n. (Andamans), having similar features of the male genitalia: a rather
setose, triangular uncus, a long, spine-like process from the base of the valve
costa and usually some modification to the dorsal saccular margin at the base of
the harpe. The facies is also very similar, the white of the wings tinged
faintly brownish, and the forewing with a rather mottly reflectivity. There is some greying in the spaces at the margins of both fore-and
The head, dorsal side of the palps and upper half of the foretibia are brown in
this species. The male genitalia have both costal process and harpe gently
upcurved, apically acute (the harpe is irregular and more setose in flavescens),
and there is a small, acute spine on the dorsal margin of the sacculus.
Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
8, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. for., BM lymantriid slide
Paratypes: 5 (slide 1620) as
holotype; 1 as holotype but Site
11; 3 (slide 2096) BRUNEI: 3m,
Seria, secondary and coastal veg., 16.11.79 (Lt.
Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: Swamp forest,
Seria, 20m, 8.iv.1981 (T.W. Harman).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All specimens are from lowland forest, including
swamp and coastal forest.
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