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Clethrogyna turbata Butler comb. n.  
Orgyia turbata
Butler, 1879, Trans Linn. Soc. Lond., (2) 1: 560.

Clethrogyna turbata
(Peninsular Malaysia)

The female is flightless, with vestigial wings. The male forewings are rather rounded, a rich rufous brown, with orange patches subapically and subdorsally just distal to a weak, double postmedial that consists of two fine, crenulate black lines that are angled at about one third from the costa.

Taxonomic note. The species was misplaced in Orgyia. The rather uniform rufous forewing facies and the structure of the male genitalia are more consistent with placement in Clethrogyna.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, S. Burma, Hainan.

Habitat preference. Specimens have been submitted by the Agricultural Research Centre, Tuaran, Sabah and by the Dept. Agriculture, Brunei, for identification. All were from cultivation in the lowlands.

Biology. The larva appears to be polyphagous, recorded (Pholboon, 1965; Browne, 1968; Yunus & Ho, 1980; Kuroko & Lewvanich, 1993; Hutacherern & Tubtim, 1995; unpublished IIE, H.S. Barlow and FRIM records) from the following plants: Mangifera (Anacardiaceae); Brassica (Cruciferae); Cycas (Cycadaceae); Hopea, Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae); Hevea (Euphorbiaceae); Pelargonium (Geraniaceae); Saccharum, Zea (Gramineae); Acacia, Arachis, Cassia, Centrosema, Cyamopsis, Delonix, Erythrina, Mimosa, Mucuna, Peltophorum, Sesbania, Vigna (Leguminosae); Asparagus (Liliaceae); Lagerstroemia (Lythraceae); Morus (Moraceae); Melaleuca (Myrtaceae); Nelumbo (Nelumbonaceae); Nicotiana (Solanaceae); Tectona (Verbenaceae).

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