corbetti griseaurea ssp. n.
Nygmia corbetti Tams, 1928, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10),
corbetti (paratype of griseaurea)
14-15mm. The facies is very much paler than in typical corbetti, the
pale grey of the ground only lightly irrorated with darker scales and some
yellowish ones. The fasciae and small marginal spots are evident as ground
colour without irroration, and the black discal spot is conspicuous. The
genitalia show no differences from those of the holotype of corbetti.
Holotype BRUNEI: Kampong Kapok, 10m,
20.i. 1996 (T. W. Harman), BM lymantriid slide 2526.
Paratypes: 1 as holotype, but
17.i.1996; 1 BRUNEI: 0m, Sungei
mangrove, 7-8.iii.1984 (Maj. T.P.G. Helps).
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra; Borneo (ssp. griseaurea).
Habitat preference. All material is from localities where mangrove is
Biology. The host-plant of the typical race was given as Aleurites montana (Euphorbiaceae)
in the original description. Yunus & Ho (1980) added Mallotus in the
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