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Cerasana Walker

 Cerasana anceps Walker Complex
    Cerasana anceps Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 6:123.
    Cerasana anceps Walker; Kiriakoff, 1968: 46.

 Cerasana anceps

The species bear a superficial resemblance to Lymantriidae in the genera Lymantria and Imaus. They can be distinguished by the rather oval shape to the forewing and by the double row of black dots on the blunt, often rather bulbous abdomen.

Taxonomic note. Since going to press it was discovered that three species of Cerasana are found in Borneo. The situation is discussed in a postscript.

Geographical range. Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines.

Habitat preference. In the Mulu survey the species were taken infrequently in lowland forest, mainly alluvial and riverine forest. In Brunei one occurs in a variety of habitats such as dipterocarp forest in Ulu Temburong, dry kerangas at Telisai, and secondary and coastal associations at Seria.

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