Porthetria lepcha Moore, 1879, Descr. new Indian lepid.
Insects Colln W.S Atkinson: 54.
Barhona carneola Moore, 1879, Descr. new Indian lepid.
Insects Colln W.S. Atkinson: 56.
Lymantria galinara Swinhoe,
1903, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1903: 490.
Diagnosis. Of the sequence of entirely creamy-white ground-coloured species that
follow, this is the largest, the male forewing with rather more strongly arcuate
and transverse fasciation, concentrated particularly just distal to the cell.
The angle of the discal mark is rather shallow, and the marginal black marks are
transversely linear rather than punctate or longitudinally linear. The female is
immaculate apart from the discal mark and a pinkish suffusion towards the base
of the hindwing.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya; Sundaland (ssp. galinara).
Habitat preference. The species is of similar frequency and distribution
to narindra, the highest record being from 1670m on Bukit Pagon, Brunei.
Biology. There are host-plant records (Browne, 1968; unpublished IIE records)
from Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae) and Sonneratia (Sonneratiaceae).
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