"Euproctis” schintlmagistri sp.
Euproctis postgrisea Rothschild sensu Schintlmeister,
13-16mm. The forewings are rather rounded distally, with venation as in most
other genera in the tribe. The hindwings have M3 and CuA1 stalked. The forewings
are a deep ochreous yellow, with increasing dark suffusion posteriorly towards
the dorsum. The hindwings are dark brownish grey, grading to pale yellow towards
the costal and distal margins. The male genitalia are unusual, with features that preclude them from any of the
preceding genera except possibly Choerotricha. The uncus is divided into
two processes as in Choerotricha, and the aedeagus vesica is generally
scobinate. However, the scobination is much finer and more general, and
particularly dense in a small basal lobe. The shape of the rest of the genital
capsule is also quite different, with a rather ring-like tegumen, short saccus
and triangular valves. The valve costa has a central spine and the apex is
acute, upturned, and invested with numerous spines. The female has an unusual
Holotype . MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m, 4º 58N, 117º 48E, (S.J.
Willott) 1º understorey, Obs. Platform, DVFC, 23.ix.93, BM lymantriid slide
Paratypes: 2 (slide 2293) as holotype but different dates; 4
(slides 2299, 2636)
BORNEO: Sabah, Danum Valley, 5º 01N, 117º 47E, ix, x.1987, 100m, 150m, (A.H.
Kirk-Spriggs); 2 (slides 1723, 1724) SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 7, January, Long Pala (Base)
50m, 324450, alluvial/secondary forest; 1 BRUNEI: 3m,
Seria, secondary and
coastal veg., 20 Jun ‘78 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 (slide 2290)
125m, nr. Labi, BRUNEI, 2.iii. 1982 (T W. Harman); 1 (slide 2725) BRUNEI:
30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 12.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G.
Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 75m,
Labi, Feb 82 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.
Habitat preference. The species is frequent in lowland forest.
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