hemixantha Collenette comb. n.
Euproctis hemixantha Collenette,
1938, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11), 2: 380.
Euproctis rufibasis Holloway,
1976: 45, syn. n.
Diagnosis. The facies is similar to that of (See Toxoproctis hemixanthoides sp.
n.), but the male genitalia are typical of Artaxa, with the
processes flanking the uncus relatively robust and slightly inturned. The
hindwing margin is a paler yellow than that of the forewing in hemixanthoides
but the same shade in hemixantha. A possible female (genitalic
features are similar to those of the next species; slide 1150) is illustrated
above. On the underside, all wings are shaded pale brownish grey over the
Taxonomic note. A specimen from G. Mulu with similar genitalia (slide 1718) has a more
uniform yellow forewing and a uniformly dark grey hindwing.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The holotypes of hemixantha and rufibasis are
from G. Kinabalu, that of the latter from 1620m. The specimen from G. Mulu
referred to was from 1790m. The female is from 1930m on G. Kinabalu.
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