Dasychira ariadne Schintlmeister, 1994:128.
Diagnosis. This is another member of the osseata complex, but the forewings
are a uniform rusty brown with a darker brown lunule postmedially near the
tornal angle. The hindwings are also a richer pale brown. The male genitalia are
similar to those of araea except the digitate process on the juxta is
apically expanded and coarsely spiny. The aedeagus apex is much more broadly
Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.
Habitat preference. Both males were taken in the same lowland heath
forest locality as for araea, above.
Biology. The specimen from Peninsular Malaysia was reared from a larva found at
600m at Genting Sempah by H.S. Barlow. The host-plant was Millettia (Leguminosae),
but no details of the larva are available.
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