"Euproctis” viridoculata Holloway
Diagnosis. Males have been identified for this species, originally described from
females only. They are much smaller, black, with usually a small yellow spot in
the position of the larger patch in the female at the posterior angle of the
cell apex. The wing fringes are yellow, as is the abdominal tuft. The female is
much larger, with a much larger pale greenish yellow patch on the generally
paler forewing, this greenish yellow elsewhere being densely irrorated with
Taxonomic note. The forewing venation has R5 branching off relatively basally, well
separated from the distal branching off of R2-4. The male genitalia have a
resemblance to those of Rhypotoses Collenette (See
"Euproctis" longipalpa Collenette), but the
aedeagus vesica with its large cornutus is different. Tymbals are present in the
abdomen. In the female, the ductus is long and very finely convolute. The bursa
is also unusually elongate, narrow, lacking a signum.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The original series, all females, was taken from
1050m to 1620m on G. Kinabalu. Subsequently, material of both sexes has been
taken from other montane localities: G. Api (900m); G. Mulu (1790m); Bukit
Pagon (1670-1680m). A male and female have also been taken in each of two
lowland forest localities: 150m on G. Mulu; 300m in the Ulu Temburong, Brunei.
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