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