Avatha pulcherrima Butler comb. rev.
pulcherrima Butler, 1892, Ann. Mag. nat.
Hist. (6) 10: 298.
Diagnosis and taxonomic note. This and the
next species have the antemedial black area extending across the wing to the
costa, its basal edge more strongly angled than in the previous two species,
and its distal edge variably lined with white, often quite broadly so. The
postmedial hieroglyph is hook-like as in bubo.
next species for distinction of the two.
Geographical range. Sundaland, New Guinea.
Habitat preference. The species is more frequent in
lowland forest and lower montane forest (three specimens taken at 900m on G. Api during the Mulu survey), though one record was from
1790m on G. Mulu.
Biology. Miller et al. (unpublished)
reared three larvae from Pometia (Sapindaceae) and one from Maniltoa (Leguminosae) in New Guinea.
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