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Toxoproctis bifurcata van Eecke comb. n
Euproctis bifurcata van Eecke, 1928, Zool. Meded. Leiden, 11: 122.
Euproctis epinephela Collenette, 1932, Novit. zool., 38: 73, syn. n.

Toxoproctis bifurcata

Toxoproctis bifurcata

The submarginal black markings on the forewing are diagnostic, though weaker on the female, tending to merge with the grey. The male and female genitalia are as in munda.

Taxonomic note. The original description included both sexes, but the female was redescribed as epinephela.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is a rare lowland forest species, the highest record of five being from 170m.

Biology. The species has been reared from a 'very urticaceous larva' on Melastoma malabathrica (Melastomataceae) in Peninsular Malaysia by H.S. Barlow.

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