Lymantria faircloughi sp.
22-23mm. This is a yellower, more variegated
species than kinta or sarantuja, with the forewing discal chevron
broken into three elements as in sublunata and distinctly separated from
the more basal spot in the cell by a clear, pale area. The antemedial is
transverse, meeting the dorsum at right angles as in kinta, but is
slightly concave basad rather than distad, though flexed distad at the dorsum.
The male genitalia are similar to those of sarantuja, but relatively
smaller, and with the valves less serrate along their interior margin
Holotype . BRUNEI: LP298, Temburong, 300m, 16.ii.1982 (T.W. Harman) BM
lymantriid slide 2336.
Labi, primary forest and secondary veg.
12.1.1980 (R. Fairclough); 2 S.E. BORNEO:
Samarinda, x.1938 (M.E.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra (slide 715), Peninsular
Malaysia (Barlow colln).
Habitat preference. All specimens are from lowland forest.
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