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Lymantria pagon sp. n.

Lymantria pagon (paratype)

20-23mm. The facies is similar to that of strigata and allies. The ground colour is a dirty, pale grey, and the forewing is heavily obscured with black scales. The fasciation is obscure, except for a prominent, narrow discal chevron. There is a diffuse, darker patch basal and posterior to the chevron in the same position as that of inordinata. The male genitalia are distinguished by the inequality of the length of the two valve processes, the dorsal one being two-thirds the length of the more robust ventral one. In other members of the strigata group they are either more or less equal or the dorsal one is less than half the length of the ventral one as in rhabdota, kobesi and the Sumatran L. strigatoides Schintlmeister).

Holotype  BRUNEI: 1670m, Bukit Pagon, montane forest, Feb '82 (Allen & Harman) BM lymantriid slide 2328.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype but April 1981; 1 BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 14.9.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens are from upper montane forest.

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