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Lymantria temburong sp. n

Lymantria temburong

Lymantria temburong

14mm, 21-22mm. The facies is like that of L. barlowi Schintlmeister but a darker grey, with the markings clearer. The forewing discal chevron is entire rather than punctate, and there is a more distinct, broader, paler zone between the postmedial and the submarginal. The hindwings have a slightly more distinct dark border. The male genitalia have the dorsal arms of the valves long, distinctively evenly curved, arising more basally than in other members of the strigata group. The ventral arms are straight, slender, arising much more distally.

Holotype . BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 30.6.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen) BM lymantriid slide 2329.

Paratypes: 1 as holotype but 20 Feb 82; 1 BRUNEI: Temburong Exped. 1978 (HSB); 1 MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m 4˚ 58N 117˚ 48E (S.J. Willott) 1˚ understorey, East Ridge, DVFC, 28.x.94; 1 Danum Valley as above but 2˚ understorey, Bkt. Atur Rd., DVFC, 15.x.93.

Other material: 2 (worn) Danum Valley as above (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest.

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