dolorosa Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 32:
taprobanae Felder,1874, Reise. Ost. Fregatte Novara p1. 110.
dolorosa Walker; Holloway, 1976: 14.
forewings are almost black, with the reniform highlighted clearly if brokenly by
white markings. There are also faint submarginal white markings. C. albigutta
is larger, browner, with the reniform more weakly highlighted but with the
submarginal markings stronger. C. albigutta is also very much paler on
the underside, with a dark discal lunule on the hindwing.
range. Indo-Australian tropics.
preference. A single male was taken at l200m in cultivation on G. Kinabalu (Bundu
The larva (Bell MS) is similar to that of C. illecta. The body is
yellowish green with a dorsal violet band, dilating in each segment in diamond
form, and symmetrically marbled whitish and green. There are lateral patches of
the same nature on each segment just above the spiracle, and also below the
spiracle. The extent of violet marking is variable.
Pupation is as for C. illecta, in
Host-plants noted (Bell;
1941) are: Conyza, Elephantopus (Compositae).
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