recta Pagenstecher (Plate 19, Figs 501, 518, 519)
recta Pagenstecher, 1886, Dt. ent. Z. Iris,
erica Swinhoe, 1891, Trans. ent. Soc. London,
recta Pagenstecher; Holloway, 1976: 35.
The general colour and the hindwings are as in nebulilinea,
but the forewing is crossed by straight, dark, clearly defined, parallel
antemedial and postmedial fasciae, the latter slightly thicker.
range. Seram, Sulawesi, S. India, Thailand (VK), Peninsular Malaysia,
preference. The species is frequent from the lowlands to as high as 2360m,
and is possibly more common between 1000m and 2000m.
Bell (MS) noted a similarity in shape to Crithote horridipes when
rearing the larva in India. The prolegs on A3 are absent, and those on A4 are
reduced to half size. The head and body are grass-green, with a slighly wavy
light yellow line running just beneath, and adjacent to, the spiracles. The
dorsum is faintly greyish white, and the setae arise from minute white dots, but
are not as prominent as in Crithote.
larva behaves like Crithote (p. 278) and pupates in a similar manner. The pupa
does not have a powdery bloom.
plant is Dalbergia (Leguminosae).
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