oophora Zeller, 1853, Bull. Soc.
Nat. Moscou, 26(2)514.
flavicostana Walker, 1863, List
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 28: 361.
facies of the forewing is diagnostic, as described for the genus above.
Geographical range. Indian
Subregion, Burma, Sundaland.
Habitat preference. This
is a regularly encountered but generally uncommon species found in a range of
lowland forest types. The highest record was from 975m on G. Monkobo in Sabah,
and records during the Mulu survey suggest some preference for forest on
larva was described and illustrated by Piepers & Snellen (1904). It is black
or dark green, variegated with lighter green and covered with several short
black hairs. It feeds on lichen and moss on tree trunks. Pupation is in a
compact cocoon that appears like a little knob amongst the moss or in a looser
one in more open situations.
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