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Lymantria narindra Moore  
Lymantria narindra
Moore, [1860] 1858-9, Cat. Lepid. Insects Mus. E. Ind. Co., 2: 342.
Lymantria (Liparis) hilaris
Vollenhoven, 1863, Tijdschr. Ent., 6:143.
Lymantria narindra
Moore; Holloway, 1976: 49.

Lymantria narindra

Lymantria narindra

This is the largest Bornean Lymantria species, the male with an unmistakable combination of cream forewings strongly maculated with black, and dark grey hindwings. The female is also distinctive but with a more entire medial band on the forewing than the male.

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent, recorded from the lowlands to 1660m.

Biology. H.S. Barlow reared out a female larva seeking a pupation site. It was typical of the genus with dark brown and rufous brown secondary setae. The cocoon was loose, with blackish, coalescent strands of coarse silk. The pupa was dark brown with prominent verrucae, the setae a paler brown, radiating out adpressed from the margin of each on most abdominal segments, but being denser, more erect, over the thorax and at the apex of the abdomen.

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