TRIBE LYMANTRIINI
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Lymantria strigata Aurivillius 
   
Lymantria strigata
Aurivillius, 1894, Ent. Tidskr. 15 (2): 172.
   
Lymantria inordinata
Walker sensu Holloway, 1976: 50.


Lymantria strigata


Diagnosis.
The ground colour is bone-white, marked with dark brown. The hindwing border is more regular than in rhabdota Collenette, and the forewing chevron and a blackish streak along the anal vein just basal and posterior to it stand out clearly. See also diagnosis of the new species following.

Taxonomic note. The male genitalia of typical strigata in Java are somewhat variable, particularly in the form of the bifid part of the valve. In Bornean specimens the two arms are roughly equal in thickness, whereas often the inner (more ventral) one is broader elsewhere. However, the facies is as in typical strigata, and therefore this taxon is considered to represent strigata in Borneo, rather than the next.

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. Only three Bornean specimens have been seen, all male: from 1620m on G. Kinabalu; 1465m on Bukit Retak, Brunei; lowland forest at 170m near the Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah.

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