subsatura Guenée, 1852, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid.
zool. Soc. Lond., 1883: 164.
subsatura var. limbata Butler,
typical Specimens lepid.
Heterocera Colln Br. Mus., 7: 76.
subsatura Guenée; Holloway, 1976: 35.
See the previous two species. The forewings are variable, with a common and
distinctive form that has an undulating grey border to the dorsum and a similar
lens-shaped grey patch subapically on the costa.
range. Oriental Region to Sundaland.
preference. Somewhat less frequent than andamana and
occurs from the lowlands to 1930m, and like violacea,
has been recorded in greater numbers in montane habitats.
attributed Diospyros (Ebenaceae), Quercus (Fagaceae),
host plants; records of Malus and Citrus may be for adult feeding, though Miyata (1983) also
listed the former. However, it is evident that there was some confusion over the
identity of Hypocala species in the past, and all records should therefore
be treated with caution.
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