Kenguichardia orbus sp. n.
Structural features are described in the generic account. The forewings are
shades of brownish grey, a paler anterior zone separated from a darker posterior
one by a boundary running from subbasally on the dorsum in a more or less
straight line to the apex. There are fine, very pale grey antemedial and
postmedial fasciae, a strong, dark brown discal stigma and a smaller 'orbicular'
stigma basal to it. The hindwings are medium brownish grey with a hint of a
darker discal lunule and pale postmedial band. The forewings below are almost
uniform brownish grey with only a hint of the upperside pattern evident.
E. SABAH: Brumas, 500ft, 26.4.1973 (K.M. Guichard) BM notodontid
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The unique specimen was taken in tall lowland forest
that has probably now been logged, The specific epithet (orbus = orphan)
thus reflects not only the current lack of a family placement for the new
species, but also the demise of the habitat that nurtured it.
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