Darna (Orthocraspeda) tuaranensis Holloway
Natada tuaranensis Holloway, 1976: 91.
Diagnosis. The male is similar to that of trima though the transverse
forewing fasciation is reduced to a discal dash and a submarginal that fades
away posteriorly; the forewings are square distally. The male genitalia are
strikingly different as can be seen from the illustrations. The females are more
similar in facies and are best separated by genitalic features: in tuaranensis
the lamella vaginalis is much deeper, with four distinct processes.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The holotype was taken at the Agricultural Research
Station, Tuaran in the lowlands of Sabah. A further male and female were reared
from cocoa at the same locality by P. Thien in 1977 and identified by Dr J.D.
Bradley as D. trima.
Biology. A host-plant is Theobroma (Sterculiaceae) but no larval
description has been located.
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