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Zeuzera indica Herrich-Schaffer  
   
Zeuzera indica Herrich-Schaffer, 1854.
   
Zeuzera paucipunctata Walker, 1856, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 7: 1537.
   
Zeuzera indica Herrich-Schaffer; Barlow, 1982: 43.


Zeuzera indica


Diagnosis.
This is the largest Bornean species; the specimen illustrated is relatively small. Black markings over the distal half of the forewing are sparse and linear on the veins rather than transverse between them. There is a large black spot in the centre of the forewing cell.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion to New Guinea and Queensland.

Habitat preference. The species was taken infrequently in hill dipterocarp and alluvial forest during the Mulu survey.

Biology. Roepke (1957) recorded the larva as boring in the trunk of the tree Phoebe (Lauraceae), and Gardner (1945) noted it from Litsea in the same family.

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