Nygmia javanoides sp.
Nygmia javanoides (holotype)
28-29mm. In facies this species is very similar to javana
and epirotica. One possible difference that requires confirmation in
additional material is on the forewing underside where the discal spot is faint
but visible (not so in epirotica, sometimes so in javana); the
brown shading is also relatively strong. The male gentialia are diagnostic; the
upper arm of the valve is narrower, its distal margin more oblique; the aedeagus
vesica is longer, more tapering beyond the basal bulge, the scobination
extending almost to the apex.
Holotype . BRUNEI: 75m, Labi, Feb 82 (Lt.
Col. M.G. Allen) BM lymantriid slide 2633.
Paratype . SARAWAK: Gunung Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.) Site 23, April, W. Melinau Gorge, 250m, 430558, FEG 4, limestone
forest. BM lymantriid slide 1776.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra (slide 1790; Schintlmeister, 1994:
Habitat preference. The species is uncommon in lowland forest. Two
further males (undissected, therefore not included as paratypes) have been taken
in Brunei at 200m at Rampayoh and at 300m in the Ulu Temburong.
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