1858, List
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 16: 73.
lunifera Druce; 1888, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond.,
fluviatilis Lucas, 1901, Proc. R. Soc. Qd., 16: 83.
The forewings are narrow, elongate as in Avitta and Asta,
a dull, rather pale grey-brown with faint transverse fasciation and
conspicuously darker marks at the reniform (shaped like a hawk in flight) and
submarginaly at the costa (a broad bar). The development of the reniform in the
male is much reduced in material from the Indian Subregion.
note. Holloway (1979) reviewed the synonymy of this species and its
generic status in relation to Avitta and
also p. 189).
range. Indian Subregion, China, Japan; Sundaland, Sulawesi, Queensland,
Sudest Is., Solomons, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia (ssp. lunifera).
preference. Two specimens have been recorded from lowland forest in Brunei
during recent surveys at Labi (50-60m) and Ulu Belait (60m). There is older
material from G. Marapok in Sabah.
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