Perina sunda sp.
nuda Fabricius sensu Schintlmeister, 1994: 135.
22mm. See the generic account above for diagnosis of the female: the basal dark
zone of the hindwing is more extensive than in lodra. The males are
indistinguishable in facies from black males of nuda and those of lodra
and psamma. The valves of the male genitalia are shorter and broader
than in nuda and psamma; in lodra they are very much larger
and lack distal setae. The uncus is diagnostically squarely shouldered. The
aedeagus is similar to that of lodra.
Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site
26, April, G. Api, 1200m, 428545, open scrub; BM lymantriid slide 2687.
Paratypes: 1 as holotype (slide 2680); 8 (slide 2319) general data as
holotype, but Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG 4, limestone
forest; 2 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 2
BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 (slide
2686) BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 14.9.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G.
Allen); 1 Dutch West BORNEO: 85 miles above Pontianak (Simons et Meligan
(Sanggan)) ex Jansson, April 1909.
Geographical range. Sundaland, Philippines.
Habitat preference. The species is perhaps commoner in lowland forest but
has been recorded from as high as 1618m on Bukit Retak. During the Mulu survey
it was taken in moderate numbers only on the limestone G. Api at 250m and at
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