niveimaculata Hampson, 1896, Fauna
Br. India, Moths, 4: 498.
forewing facies is sexually dimorphic and distinctive. The forewing is mostly
purplish red with a yellow apical area. There is a white spot basally and a
white spot at the centre of the dorsum. A similar yellowish white one on the
costa of the female is obscured in the male by dense rufous scaling.
Taxonomic note. There
is some variation in facies through the range of this species, particularly in
the development and shape of the white triangles at the centre of the wing, but
no genitalic differences were noted.
Geographical range. N.E.
Himalaya, Sundaland, and east to Queensland and the Solomon Is.
Habitat preference. The
species is frequent in lower montane forest and extends more weakly to upper
montane forest over an altitude range of 900m to 1790m. It also occurs
infrequently in various types of lowland forest.
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