Hemonia orbiferana Walker
Heminia [sic] orbiferana Walker, 1863,
List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br.
Hemonia ciliata Hampson, 1914, Cat. Lepid.
Phalaenae Br. Mus. (Suppl.), 1: 820, syn. n.
Fig.10c: Hemonia orbiferana Walker
This and the
next species are very similar, but orbiferana
is slightly smaller, with duller forewings and darker hindwings. Males are
most readily distinguished, as this species has ciliate antennae and the next
has bipectinate ones.
Lanka, India, Burma, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo.
species is uncommon, taken mostly in lowland forest, though one specimen was
taken at 1200m in an area of scrub and pinnacle karst on the limestone G. Api.
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