frenaria Guenťe comb. n
Anisodes frenaria Guenťe, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec.
Gen. Lep., 9: 421.
Perixera pulverulenta Swinhoe,
1892, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1892: 9.
Perixera maculifera Swinhoe,
1900, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 6: 310.
Perixera plumbeodisca Warren,
1903, Novit. zool., 10: 368.
Brachycola cyclophora Turner,
1908, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. Wales, 32: 4.
Diagnosis. The ground colour is pale yellow, speckled and fasciated, in a somewhat
reticulate fashion, with dull reddish brown. The forewing discal spot is
distinctively ringed, larger than that on the hindwing, and surrounded by a
slightly darker area.
Taxonomic notes. The uncus is broadly bilobed, flanked by rod-like socii. There are weak
coremata distally on the eighth segment.
Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics from India to New Guinea and
Habitat preference. The only specimen taken in recent surveys was from
Badas, an area with swamp forest in the lowlands of Brunei.
Biology. The species has been reared from Uvaria (Annonaceae) in the
Andamans (unpublished IIE records).
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