going to press a further consignment of Limacodidae material from the Heterocera
Sumatrana Society, collected by Dr Edi Diehl, has revealed that a number of
Bornean species not recorded from Sumatra in the main text do in fact occur
there: Altha adala Moore; Althonarosa cretacea sp. n.; Narosa
velutina Walker; Saccurosa calcicola sp. n. (probably a distinct
subspecies); Cania minuta sp. n.; Thosea vetusinua sp. n.; Nirmides
flavissima sp. n. An account of the Sumatran Limacodidae, especially the
species (almost 20) not shared with Borneo, is in preparation.
A single worn male specimen of a Darna (Ploneta) species not
discussed in the main text has also been located. It is similar to D.
bradleyi in appearance but larger (14mm) with acute forewing apices. The
genitalia indicate a relationship with the Indian subgroup of the subgenus,
rather than the Sundanian one (Fig. 41). The specimen was taken on G. Mulu by
Hose. The species will be described in Cock, Godfray & Holloway (in press).
Cai (1984; Entomotaxonomia, 6: 171-174) has described three new
species of Oxyplax from western China (Yunnan): yunnanensis Cai, weixienszs
Cai and furva Cai. These must be transferred to Darna under
the broader concept of that genus presented here, combs. n. This places furva
Cai as a junior secondary homonym of furva Wileman. Therefore the
former should become Darna (Oxyplax) caii nom. n.