Walker, 1862, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 26: 1691.
Walker; Holloway, 1976: 76.
Diagnosis. This species and H. binexata have the irregular forewing medial
band entire, or narrowly broken centrally in the latter. In the former the
posterior half of this band is much narrower, and the anterior section less
strongly lobed distally. H. binexata is larger, darker, with a
distinctive but diffuse dark submarginal band on the forewing. The forewing
below is extensively orange-yellow over the basal two thirds in binexata but
reddish apart from a yellow-orange costa in pyrrhophaeata.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Sundaland.
Habitat preference. The species is common, often abundant, in all lowland
forest types except kerangas, in lower montane forest and, more uncommonly, in
upper montane forest up to 2000m.
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