TRIBE NYGMIINI n.
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Artaxa ormea Swinhoe comb. n. 
   
Euproctis ormea Swinhoe, 1903, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1903: 426.
   
Euproctis alboscripta van Eecke, 1928, Zool. Meded. Leiden, 11: 115.


Artaxa ormea

Artaxa ormea

Artaxa ormea

Artaxa ormea


Diagnosis.
This and the next species have similar facies, and both are sexually dimorphic. The postmedial pale fascia is more arched, less oblique, and both fasciae are less broken. The darker shades in the male forewing colour are variable, from pale green to dark brown or grey, and sometimes the medial zone is darker than the areas outside the fasciae.

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. Most records are from a wide range of lowland forest types, including secondary forest, but the species also extends with less frequency to as high as 1618m.

Biology. Material in BMNH was reared from Aleurites (Euphorbiaceae).

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