Arctornis labi sp.
Arctornis labi (holotype)
The wings are a diaphanous, dull medium brown, darker in ground than in ouria
and plumbacea, but without their darker markings. The genitalia indicate this
species is not closely related, as the uncus is short, only shallowly bifid. The
harpe is long, slender, enclosed in a large flap from the costal area after it
leaves the saccular pocket. There is also a large, rounded, marginally scobinate
projection from the valve costa.
30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 11.9.79 (Lt. Col. M.G.
Allen), BM lymantriid slide 2099.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The only specimen was taken in an area of lowland
forest, both primary and secondary.
to Contents page