Euproctis phaula Collenette, 1932, Novit. zool., 38: 71.
Diagnosis. This is a small, dull species with fawn forewings that grade yellower
towards the costa and distal margin. The hindwings are dark grey. It easily
becomes worn and is best identified from the genitalia: these have the processes
flanking the uncus robust, and rather rounded valves with a rather square
sclerotised plate basally, costally, that bears three distal spines. See also
the next species, a close relative.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.
Habitat preference. This is a lowland species, perhaps favouring heath
and swamp forest types, but also that on limestone. During the Mulu survey it
was taken frequently in such habitats in the area at the western end of the
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