Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 14: 1382.
new Indian lepid. Insects Colln W.S. Atkinson: 171
Holloway, 1976: 30; Kobes, 1985: 43.
The general structure of the pattern is similar to that of maturescens,
but there is a sharp medial boundary to the dark zone basal to the postmedial.
Basal to this the wing is pale mauve that darkens slightly with progress to the
base of the wing. In this basal zone there are fine antemedial and subbasal
fasciae, each consisting of lines darker and paler than the surrounding ground
range. N.E. Himalaya, Southern China, Japan, Thailand, Peninsular
Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
preference. All Bornean records are from G. Kinabalu between 1050m and
1930m (Holloway, 1976).
The larva was described by Sevastopulo (1947). The head is very dark brown,
marked with creamy yellow, pink and black, particularly a large, pale yellow
lateral patch. The body is pale pinkish, densely irrorated with specks that from
three blackish dorsal lines, then a greyish stripe edged below by a black line,
followed by an olive-green lateral stripe, a grey sublateral stripe and then
another olive-green stripe. The tubercles on A8 are black and red.
was in a rather gummy silk cocoon spun in a curled leaf; the pupa has a white
bloom. The larva was found when mature, so no host plant was recorded.
adult is known as a fruit piercer in Thailand (Bänziger, 1982; Kuroko &
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