derunoides sp. n.
aequizonata Grunberg sensu Holloway, 1976: 89.
The species resembles the Javanese deruna Moore (= aequizonata
Grunberg) in facies, differing from the previous species in the much
greater curvature of the exterior of the two central fasciae, and
the narrower space between them. The male genitalia have narrower
cubile arms with finger-like terminal processes rather than spines;
the valves are straight with a sub-basal dorsal spur rather than
curved; the aedeagus vesica is broadly bilobed with a patch of fine
Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.)
Site 4, January, Camp 4, Mulu, 1790m, 452463 [upper montane forest], BM
lasiocampid slide 922.
(slide 918), general data as holotype, all from G. Mulu upper montane
Ulu Temburong Expedition 1978, BRUNEI, Retak, 1465m L.P. 238, MV,
24.x.1978. (T.W. Harman); 8
(slides 798, 799, 921) SABAH: Cambridge Expedition to Mt Kinabalu 1965 (H.J.
Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway), various localities.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species is frequent in upper montane
forest, less so in lower montane forest, ranging from 900-2000m. It has
been recorded from G. Kinabalu, from G. Mulu and G. Api in Sarawak and
from Bukit Retak in Brunei. Material has also been seen from G. Murud,
taken at 2000m by Mjoberg.
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