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Lajonquierea piccoloptera sp. n.

Lajonquierea piccoloptera (paratype)
(natural size)

male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes) 23-25mm. The species resembles poeciloptera in colouring and markings except for the broader diffuse streak mentioned in the description of variabile. There is some variation, from specimens resembling small versions of jermyi to those shaded darker brown over the medial band and in the basal and subapical zones as illustrated. The male genitalia are diagnostic, with the cubile arms asymmetrically bifid apically, the valves rather even in width, with an adpressed dorsal spur at two-thirds, and a small, simple aedeagus vesica only lightly invested with moderate, needle-like spines.

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 920.

Paratypes: 6male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes) general data as holotype, sites 8, 11, 12, 13, 22, BM lasiocampid slide 1021; 1male.gif (860 bytes) BRUNEI: 300m, Ulu Temburong, rainforest, 19.10.78 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has been taken infrequently in a range of lowland forest types.

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