Phalaena Geometra lacticinia Cramer,
1775, Uitl. Kapellen, 2: 47.
Nyctemera lacticinia Cramer;
Roepke, 1957: 164.
Diagnosis. The hindwing border has an interior angle at vein CuA2 as in latistriga
and baulus. The forewing has the postmedial white band somewhat
broken by brown along the veins; basally white markings are restricted to a
distinctive wedge along the dorsum.
Geographical range. Japan, Oriental tropics to Taiwan, Peninsular
Malaysia and Borneo.
Habitat preference. No recent material has been seen, but material in the
BMNH is from G. Kinabalu, G. Mulu and G. Marapok, suggesting a preference for
Biology. The species has been recorded from Santalum (Santalaceae) in
India (Browne, 1968). Moore (1882-3) described the larva as dull red with three
rows of verrucae with black hair on each side; his illustration shows hair
pencils directed forward from the thoracic area. The larva is illustrated on a
plant of the Compositae. The pupa is also dull red.
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