Peridrome orbicularis Walker.
1854, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 2: 445.
Aganopis subquadrata Herrich-Schaffer
(1856), Samml aussereur. Schmett. 1:12.
Eriocrypta 1ongipennis Herrich-Schaffer
(1856). Samml aussereur. Schmett. 1: 12. Unavailable
Fletcher & Nye, 1980).
Diagnosis. See the generic description. The male has striking secondary sexual
characteristics and a pale creamy white distal zone to the hindwing. The female,
compared to other blue-grey aganaines, has a very large basal orange area to the
forewing and a distinctive grey-bordered, pale orange hindwing.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Burma, Sundaland, Palawan, Lesser
Habitat preference. The species is very rare in Borneo. The only specimen
seen was from Pulo Laut.
Biology. The larva and pupa were figured by Horsfield & Moore (1858-9). The
larva is blackish with prominent setae, each segment ringed pale green
posteriorly and with similar colour lining each segment just above the line of
the legs. The head and prothorax are dark brown. Pupation is in a cocoon that
incorporates particles of leaves etc. The host plant was given as ?Apocynum (Apocynaceae).
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