Lymantria pagon sp.
20-23mm. The facies is similar to that of strigata and allies. The ground
colour is a dirty, pale grey, and the forewing is heavily obscured with black
scales. The fasciation is obscure, except for a prominent, narrow discal
chevron. There is a diffuse, darker patch basal and posterior to the chevron in
the same position as that of inordinata. The male genitalia are distinguished by
the inequality of the length of the two valve processes, the dorsal one being
two-thirds the length of the more robust ventral one. In other members of the
strigata group they are either more or less equal or the dorsal one is less than
half the length of the ventral one as in rhabdota, kobesi and the
Sumatran L. strigatoides Schintlmeister).
Holotype BRUNEI: 1670m, Bukit
montane forest, Feb '82 (Allen & Harman) BM lymantriid slide
Paratypes: 1 as holotype but April 1981; 1 BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit
forest, 14.9.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. All specimens are from upper montane forest.
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