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Somena aurantiacoides sp. n.  
   
Euproctis aurantiaca Hampson sensu Schintlmeister, 1994: 119.


Somena aurantiacoides
(paratype)


10-11mm. The facies of this species is very similar to that of Orvasca aurantiaca Hampson comb. n. (N.E. Himalaya, Peninsular Malaysia (slide 2585)), but the genitalia are typical of Somena: the aedeagus apex is more expanded and the apical spur stronger than in similis. The same facies type, with black-bordered yellow hindwings, and forewings trisected at the tornal angle into black apical and yellow basal halves, is seen also in Bembina pseudaurantiaca sp. n.. In aurantiacoides, the underside resembles the
upperside, though with the black areas browner, The hindwing border is narrower in aurantiaca and the boundary between black and yellow on the forewing less oblique, but these areas are also similarly black on the underside.

Holotype Kinabalu, N. BORNEO, BM lymantriid slide 2579.

Paratypes: 2 as holotype, one dissected (slide 2570).

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. Bornean material lacks precise locality data.

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