Laelia suffusa Walker
1855, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 4: 824.
1855, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 4: 919.
Diagnosis. L. suffusa is paler and more uniform (though some specimens have
slightly darker longitudinal streaking) than any of the Pantana Walker
species described next. In addition, the male has a curved row of black flecks
on the forewing in the spaces more or less half way between the end of the cell
and the margin. When darker spots occur in Pantana, they are more diffuse
and are adjacent to the cell.
Geographical range. Sundaland, Philippines, Sulawesi.
Habitat preference. All Bornean specimens seen are from Kuching in the
lowlands of Sarawak. No material has been taken in recent surveys.
Biology. Kalshoven (1981) described the larva as dark green with two subdorsal
yellow stripes and pinkish white sublaterals. The four orgyiine brushes are red-
brown, and there are black hair pencils flanking the head and dorsally on A8.
The green-banded eggs are laid in rows on the host-plants. These are various
grasses, Oryza and Saccharum (Gramineae).
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