repleta Walker, 1857, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 12:
repleta postpallida Prout, 1928, Bull. Hill Mus., Witley, 2: 72.
This is a
large but delicately built species with forewings contrastingly patterned in
white, rufous, dark brown and grey with a mauvish tinge. The antemedial is
angled diagnostically at one third from the dorsum rather than centrally, and
the postmedial is only slightly sinuous, a fine white line edged finely with
black on either side and then more broadly with paler colour; the veins are
picked out white in the apical area of the wing, and there are spical and
central white submarginal flecks well separate from each other as well as a more
regular, fine, pale blue marginal line.
material is referable to ssp. postpallida Prout, though facies differences
(paler hindwings) are minor.
China, Japan, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
two Bornean specimens seen are from 1620m on G. Kinabalu and 1780m on G. Mulu,
both in upper montane forest.
has been illustrated by Mutuura et al. (1965) and Sugi (1987), and
described by Sevastopulo (1947). It is bright green with a series of transverse
black bars, edged yellow, dorsally in the centre of each of segments T2, TB,
A2-6, A8. There is a fine, zig-zag subspiracular yellow line forming the dorsal
boundary of a more continuous longitudinal area of black.
is in a slight, earth-covered cocoon on the soil surface. The pupal cremaster is
a double spine.
larva feeds on ferns but no specific genera are named in the literature.
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