Lymantria narindra Moore,
 1858-9, Cat. Lepid. Insects Mus. E. Ind. Co., 2: 342.
Lymantria (Liparis) hilaris Vollenhoven,
1863, Tijdschr. Ent., 6:143.
Lymantria narindra Moore;
Holloway, 1976: 49.
Diagnosis. This is the largest Bornean Lymantria species, the male with an
unmistakable combination of cream forewings strongly maculated with black, and
dark grey hindwings. The female is also distinctive but with a more entire
medial band on the forewing than the male.
Geographical range. Sundaland.
Habitat preference. The species is infrequent, recorded from the lowlands
Biology. H.S. Barlow reared out a female larva seeking a pupation site. It was
typical of the genus with dark brown and rufous brown secondary setae. The
cocoon was loose, with blackish, coalescent strands of coarse silk. The pupa was
dark brown with prominent verrucae, the setae a paler brown, radiating out
adpressed from the margin of each on most abdominal segments, but being denser,
more erect, over the thorax and at the apex of the abdomen.
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