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Lymantria microstrigata sp. n.  

13-15mm, 18-21mm. The species is smaller and greyer than strigata, but with similar facies (not illustrated, as material, though extensive, is not in good condition). The male genitalia differ from those of Bornean strigata only slightly apart from being smaller. The curvature of the dorsal arm of the valve is greater, and the ventral arm tapers less and is more rounded apically.

Holotype . Ulu Temburong Expedition 1978, BRUNEI, Base Camp, 300m, m.v. light, 2.x.1978 (T.W. Harman) BM lymantriid slide 2118.

Paratypes: 1 , 1 as holotype; 1, 1 BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong rainforest, 29.4.81 and 20.5.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1BRUNEI: Temburong, L.P. 298, 300m, 16.ii.1982 (T.W. Harman); 2 BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 12.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 Badas Forest, 20 metres, BRUNEI, 26.ii.1982 (T. W. Harman); 1 (slide 2346) MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley 170m, 4˚ 58N, 117˚ 48E (S.J. Willott) 1˚ Understorey, Obs. Platform DVFC, 26.ii.94.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest.

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