austroplacida sp. n.
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.
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
holotype but sites 11 and 14; 7 3
(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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