Ephyra abhadraca Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects
Colln Br. Mus., 22: 636.
Chrysocraspeda abhadraca Walker;
Holloway, 1976: 63.
Diagnosis. The forewings are distinctively triangular. Both fore- and hindwing are
dark red with pale yellow fringes and subbasal and submarginal rows of
Geographical range. Indian Subregion, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra,
Habitat preference. The species is montane. It has been taken
infrequently between 1500m and 1760m on G. Kinabalu, and also singly at
1670m on Bukit Pagon in Brunei.
Biology. Bell (MS) recorded the biology in S. India. The larva resembles that of C.
iole , but is yellowish green and virtually unmarked,
except for the black setae on reddish black pinacula. There is a darker
dorsal line, and rose-brown patches occur ventrally. The pupa is
grass-green, browner at the flattened fore-end and at the cremaster,
suspended as for C. iole, but within a more extensive system
of silk webbing on the surface of a leaf.
The host-plant was Eugenia (Myrtaceae).
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