FAMILY LASIOCAMPIDAE
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Kunugia austroplacida sp. n.


Kunugia austroplacida (paratype)
(.85 natural size)


Kunugia austroplacida (paratype)
(.85 natural size)


male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes)32-36mm, female.gif (844 bytes)female.gif (844 bytes) 51-57mm. This species is a duller brown than the previous one. The four fasciae of the forewing are broader, more diffuse, the white discal spot very small, and the medial and marginal zones distinctly grey.

The male genitalia, with the next species, lack a spined lobe to the aedeagus vesica. The valves are narrow as in suanoides but the cubile arms are shorter, more evenly and less massively spined.

Holotype male.gif (860 bytes) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park., R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 13, February, Camp 2, Mulu, 500m 401464, mixed dipt. for. BM lasiocampid slide 935.

Paratypes: 3 male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes) as holotype but sites 11 and 14; 7 male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes)3 female.gif (844 bytes)female.gif (844 bytes)BRUNEI (Setia, Labi, Ulu Temburong, Ulu Belait, Daerah Belait, Bukit Retak).

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java.

Habitat preference. The species is most frequent in lowland forest but has been recorded in montane forest up to 1618m (Bukit Retak in Brunei).

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