zool. Soc. Lond., 1877: 607.
zool. Soc. Lond., 11: 70.
Holloway, 1976: 36.
The forewing facies is similar to that of the previous species, except the
colour is more brown with a slightly mauve ripple pattern towards the margin.
The hindwings have the yellow margin very broad such that the apical black zone
is reduced and set well interior to the margin.
range. Sri Lanka,
India, China, Andamans, Sundaland, Sulawesi, Seram, New Guinea, Queensland,
preference. The species is infrequent but recorded from the lowlands to
Bell (MS) and Moore (1884-1887)] described the larva. It has black spiracles and
marbled white-ringed rufous-orange ocellate marks with three rusty lines
crossing them, and one or two blue spots ventrally within them. The setae arise
from small blue spots. The dorsal surface is a pinkish grey, suffused darker
from A1 to a V-shaped yellow band over A6 and A7, with smoky pink continuing in
a triangle to A8 where the peak is red. The V-shaped yellow band is marbled and
runs from the base of the prolegs on A6 obliquely backwards to meet its opposite
dorsally at the posterior margin of A7 and then extends as a white band to the
peak of A8. The ventral surface is smoky black. Moore illustrated a blacker
larva, sparsely flecked with bluish grey. The yellow markings are similar, and
there is a yellow spot on each flank dorsal to the anal prolegs. The peak of A8
is reddish. There is a narrow dorsal white line on the ocellar segments and
between the peak and the V-shaped yellow band.
plant recorded was Cocculus (Menispermaceae).
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