SUBFAMILY ARCTIINAE
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Spilosoma ericsoni Semper  
   
Hyarias ericsoni
Semper, 1899, Schmett. Philipp. Inseln., 2: 489.
   
Spilosoma ericsoni Semper; Holloway, 1976: 4, 1982: 216.


Spilosoma ericsoni

Spilosoma ericsoni


Diagnosis.
The forewings of the male are red rather than creamy colour, and the hindwings are immaculate. Both wings grade distinctively yellowish at the margin. The female has the forewing less red but still with very large black spots in the first two spaces from the dorsum. The hindwings of the female have yellow fringes.

Taxonomic notes. S. accensa Swinhoe (Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia) has been treated as a synonym of ericsoni, but was considered a good species by Holloway (1982).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Most records (G. Kinabalu, G. Mulu, Bukit Pagon, Bukit Retak) have been from 1200-1800m in the upper montane zone; the species is often common. One specimen was taken at 300m in Ulu Temburong, Brunei.

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