FAMILY NOTODONTIDAE
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Ambadra Moore

Ambadra rafflesi Moore  
   
Eumeta rafflesi Moore, 1859, in Horsfield & Moore, Cat lepid Insects in Mus. Hon. E. India Co.
        
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Ambadra rafflesi Moore; Kiriakoff 1968: 93; Holloway 1982a: 206.


Ambadra rafflesi


Ambadra rafflesi


Diagnosis.
The forewing is more pinkish-fawn than in other Bornean congeners, more uniform, less heavily striated.

Taxonomic notes. The genus Ambadra was reviewed by Holloway (1982a). Bornean specimens are attributed to ssp. borneensis Roepke.

Geographical range. Sundaland, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. The species has been taken infrequently in a wide range of lowland, mainly forested, habitats including dry heath forest; a single specimen was taken at 1618 m on Bukit Retak, Brunei.

Biology. CIE records state the larva feeds on Elaeis guineensis (oil palm, introduced) in Malaysia.

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