FAMILY LASIOCAMPIDAE
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Suana sundana sp. n.
Suana concolor Walker sensu Holloway, 1976: 89


Suana sundana (Sumatra)
(natural size)


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28-35mm. The species is larger than concolor, a lighter, brighter rufous brown. The subbasal pale patch of the forewing is prominent, yellowish; the white discal spot, when present, is narrow rather than rounded; the fasciae are less wavy than in concolor, and the grey zone between the second and third is usually broad and conspicuous. The genitalia show no significant differences.

Females are not known.


Holotype male.gif (860 bytes) P. Pandjang, Pad. Bovenland, SUMATRA (I.Z. Kannegeiter), BM lasiocampid slide 1002.

Paratypes: 2male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes)Batang Proepoe, Padang Bovenlanden, 1500 ft; 1male.gif (860 bytes) Ft. de Kock, W. SUMATRA.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has been taken infrequently in lowland forests and also recorded from lower and upper montane forest.

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