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