Nemoria solidaria Guenée, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec.
Gen. Lep., 9: 348.
Acidalia quadraequata Walker, 1861, List
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 23: 762.
Thalassodes validaria Walker, 1866, Ibid., 35: 1607.
Jodis thalassica Moore, 1887, Lep. Ceylon, 3: 430
Sterrha (?) baptata Warren, 1897, Novit.
zool., 4: 224.
Mnesithetis ochrea Warren, 1897, Ibid., 4: 393.
Geometra rufifrontaria Hampson, 1907, J. Bombay
nat. Hist. Soc., 14: 4.
Symmacra solidaria sinensis Prout, 1935,
Gross-Schmett. Erde, 4 (Suppl): 26.
Diagnosis. The wings are dull olive-green, faintly fasciated
transversely. The hindwing discal mark consists of a fine white bar, broken
Taxonomic note. The relative lengths of uncus and socii and
depth with which the apex of the valve is cleft varies through the range of the
species, and several subspecies can probably be recognised (e.g. validaria in
Sulawesi, ochrea in New Guinea and baptata in Fiji and Samoa, the
latter a much paler insect (see Robinson, 1975)).
Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics east
to Fiji and Samoa.
preference. The species is infrequent in Borneo, specimens taken during the Mulu survey
being from alluvial forest, including the early successional phase, and
dipterocarp forest (250m) and lower montane forest (900m) on limestone.
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