Turnaca punctata sp. n.
Turnaca punctata (paratype)
20-21 mm. The facies is as illustrated. The species resembles Ambadra
suriga somewhat but is distinguished by the more uniform tone to the
forewing, and by the subdorsal black dot at one third. The male genitalia have
the uncus entire rather than bifid (as in typical Turnaca), and the
aedeagus is characteristically very broad apically. The gnathal processes are
even in breadth throughout and the aedeagus vesica has a single, large, acute
cornutus that is associated with small, deciduous, stellate spicules.
Holotype BRUNEI: 30-60 m, Labi,
lowland forest and secondary vegetation, 21.10.78 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), BM
notodontid slide 988.
Paratypes.1 BRUNEI: 300 m, Ulu
Temburong, rainforest, 28.4.81 (Lt. Col.
M.G. Allen) BM notodontid slide 1004; 3 BRUNEI: 1618 m, Bukit
forest, 25.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM notodontid slides 1005, 1007.
Geographical range. Borneo. Peninsular Malaysian and Sumatran specimens
in the BMNH (e.g. slide 808) are referable to this species but the males have
the eighth sternite much more shallowly, but equally broadly, bilobed.
Habitat preference. Records have been from lowland dipterocarp and upper
montane forest types.
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