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Nygmia poppaea Collenette comb. n.
Euproctis poppaea Collenette, 1953, Treubia, 22: 226.
Euproctis poppaea Collenette; Holloway, 1976: 48.

Nygmia poppaea

This and the next two species are closely related, all having rather sinuous, broken black postmedials, and similar black patches towards the dorsum for the antemedial. They could be confused with some Rhypotoses Collenette females but these are distinguished by venation (See Rhypotoses Collenette) and by a stronger antemedial row of spots that extends further anteriorly. N. poppaea has a similar forewing ground of fawn, speckled with darker brown, to venata, but the postmedial is less sinuous, and has its spots faintly edged paler basad, particularly in the females. The male genitalia are of a similar type, the uncus with prominent lateral lobes, the aedeagus with a spur towards the apex. The genitalia of poppaea are more robust than those of venata, particularly the aedeagus spur which is in a more apical position. The relative lengths of the aedeagus arms are very different as illustrated.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, ?Java.

Habitat preference. Records are infrequent but range from the lowlands to 990m on G. Mulu and about 1600m on G. Kinabalu.

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