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Arna micronides van Eecke comb. n. & stat. rev.
   
Euproctis micronides van Eecke, 1928, Zool. Meded. Leiden, 11: 124.


Arna micronides


Diagnosis and taxonomic note.
As indicated above, micronides is probably the female of minutissima: it is larger than the male and has a dark grey hindwing. The submarginal spot typically may be joined by a second one in a more apical position. Female genitalia characters of this and the next species indicate that they are distinct, rather than conspecific as suggested by Schintlmeister (1994). In micronides the base of the ductus and the ostium are much as in erema Collenette from Peninsular Malaysia. This species resembles perplexa Swinhoe more in facies but has less intense or extensive brown irroration on both wings.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has only been taken at the Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah, in both primary forest and logged areas.

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