Hemonia rotundata Snellen
1879, Tijdschr. Ent.,
Bornean females referred to in the original description of H.
Hampson (New Guinea, Australia) are referrable to rotundata.
Bali, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Philippines, Sulawesi.
have been taken infrequently mainly in the lowlands in both primary and
secondary forest. The highest record is from 1000m on G. Mulu.
& Snellen (1904) noted the larva to be covered in pale grey hairs which were
incorporated in a transparent cocoon. The pupa was formed vertically within the
cocoon, itself formed on the side of a box; the adult emerged a week after
pupation. The larva was full-grown when found, so the diet was not noted.
Unpublished FRIM and IIE records note the larva on the leaves of Acacia
mangium (Leguminosae), but possibly it was grazing on lower plants growing
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