illibata Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.:
peropaca Hübner, 1825, Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett.,
laetabilis Guenée, 1852, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid.
Erde, 3: 328.
illibata Fabricius; Holloway, 1976: 30; Kobes, 1985: 41.
Both wings are a purplish brown-grey. The forewing has irregular fasciae and a
reniform stigma that are highlighted with paler brown, and there is a deep,
lens-shaped, white-edged, dark brown trapezoidal mark subapically at the costa.
range. Oriental Region.
preference. Usually only recorded in singletons, the species occurs from
the lowlands to 1930m, mostly in forested localities.
The larva in Okinawa (Japan) has been illustrated by Takeuchi & Ohbayashi
(2000), Tominaga (2001) and by Tanahara & Tanahara (2000). The prolegs of A3
are strongly reduced, those of A4 only slightly so. There is a transverse ridge
on A8, as seen in Achaea,
a few other ophiusines, that supports subdorsal protuberances bearing the
primary setae. The whole body is marked longitudinally with a dense array of
dark brown lines on a pale brown to yellow ground, though the strength of this
lineation is considerably reduced ventral to the spiracles. The tubercles in the
ridge of A8 are transversely pale. The exterior of the abdominal prolegs has a
more reticulate, spotty pattern.
plant was Bischofia (Euphorbiaceae). Tominaga (2001) also recorded Elaeocarpus
(1982) recorded the adult as piercing fruit in Thailand.
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