Nygmia funeralis Swinhoe
Euproctis funeralis Swinhoe, 1903, Trans. ent.
Soc. London, 1903: 421.
Euproctis conistrae Collenette, 1949, Ann. Mag.
nat. Hist. (12), 1: 701, syn. n.
Holloway, 1976: 49.
Diagnosis. In fades this species is similar to peperites, though lacking the
diffuse fascia on the forewing, and Bornean exitela, particularly when
worn. It is most reliably distinguished from the male genitalia, where the
dorsal arm of the valve is diagnostically square-ended, with stout spines at each corner.
The uncus has lateral flanges. Females could also be confused with those of peperites
and the next species, but have the ostium set between crinkly plates that
together form a heart shape.
Taxonomic note. The male genitalia of funeralis and conistrae are
indistinguishable, hence the synonymy above.
Geographical range. Sundaland.
Habitat preference. Only two males have been taken in recent Bornean
surveys: from lowland alluvial forest near Long Pala on a limestone outcrop at
70m; from lower montane forest at 1000m on G. Mulu. A female has been taken in
the latter locality.
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