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Nygmia longitegumen sp. n

Nygmia longitegumen (paratype)

Nygmia longitegumen (paratype)

15, 16mm, 17-22mm. The facies of the forewings is a rich pale brown version of the civitta group type, distinguished by the absence of white marginal marks and the presence of a black one more or less centrally. The discal spot is absent. The male genitalia are distinctive, with the tegumen extended ventrally to overlap the vinculum, the highly setose, triangular valves with spines at the apical and saccular angles, and a bicornute juxta. The aedeagus is typical of the civitta group with a immaculate vesica and a small apical spur.

Holotype BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 30.6.79 (Lt. Col. M. G. Allen) BM lymantriid slide 2518.

Paratypes: 2 as holotype but 20 Feb 82; 2 BRUNEI; 60m, Labi, lowland forest, 12.1.80 and 12.4.81 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 BRUNEI: 60m, Ulu Belait, lowland forest, 20.2.80, (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m, 422577, FEG 3, kerangas; 2 MALAYSIA: Sabah, Danum Valley, 170m 4 58N, 1 17 48E (S.J. Willott) 2 understorey, Bkt. Atur Rd., DVFC, 30.ix.93, and 1 understorey, Obs. Patform, DVFC, 5.viii.93.

Geographical range. Borneo, ?Sumatra (male illustrated for perplexa by Schintlmeister, 1994: Plate 5).

Habitat preference. All material is from lowland forest.

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