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Kunugia quadrilineata sp. n.  

Kunugia quadrilineata
(.85 natural size)


male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes)27-31mm. The wings are a rich biscuit buff to medium brown. The forewings have four diagnostic, parallel, straight, diffusely darker fasciae within the basal three fifths. There is a submarginal row of dark flecks and a diffuse pale greyish patch at the tornus.

The male genitalia have no spur to the aedeagus and a small, unspined vesica. The valves are simply conical, the apex flexed at an angle. The cubile arms are slender, unspined, except for a subbasal pair of spurs.

Holotype male.gif (860 bytes) BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest, 12.6.1982 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen).

Paratypes: 1male.gif (860 bytes)BRUNEI: 75m, Labi Road, February 1982 (Lt
. Col. M.G. Allen); 2male.gif (860 bytes)male.gif (860 bytes) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.) Site 15 February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m, 413461, lower montane f., BM lasiocampid slide 937.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra; a similar but distinct species occurs in Sulawesi, as yet undescribed.

Habitat preference. The listed specimens have been taken in lowland or lower montane forest. In Peninsular Malaysia a long series of males has been taken at 1000m on Bukit Kutu.

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