Daphnusa ocellaris Walker
Daphnusa ocellaris Walker, 1856 List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br.
Mus. 8: 237.
Diagnosis. The species resembles a small Marumba but the marking
homologous with the tornal loop on the forewing is pale- centred rather
than dark, almost ocellate, and the fasciae associated with it are weak,
crenulate. The discal spot is a strong dark brown dot. There is a complex
alternation of pale grey and black bars in a chevron at the hindwing
Geographical range. N. India to the Philippines, Sulawesi and Java.
Habitat preference. This species is very common in all lowland forest
types, coming frequently to light-traps set in the understorey. It has
been taken as high as 1930m on G. Kinabalu but is not common above the
lower montane forest zone.
Biology. The larva is green, strongly tuberculated, marked by dorsal and
ventrolateral series of purplish-brown spots; the horn is long, straight,
densely tuberculated (Dupont & Roepke, 1941).
host-plants (Bell & Scott, 1937; Dupont & Roepke, 1941; CIE
records) are: Durio (Bombacaceae); unspecified (Sapindaceae).
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