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Kunugia basimacula Walker comb. n.  
Megasoma basimacula Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool., 6: 176.
Lebeda purpurescens Moore, 1884, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1884: 376.
Cyclophragma basimacula Walker; Holloway, 1982: 195.

Kunugia basimacula
(.85 natural size)

Both the subbasal orange spot and the tornal grey patch are prominent on the forewing, a combination only seen otherwise in K. basidiscata Holloway, a species from Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia. The valves of the male genitalia are triangular (finger-like in the next species).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All specimens seen have been taken in the lowlands of Brunei or Sarawak, mostly from forested localities but a few from coastal or secondary associations.

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