Moore, 1887, Lepid. Ceylon, 3: 541.
albidior Warren, 1922, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 10: 459.
Diagnosis and taxonomic notes. The distribution of pale markings amid dark grey is
similar to that of nummularia except they are lineated rather than
lunulate. The central grey band to the hindwing is narrower, and the fringes are
diagnostically pale orange outside a narrowly darkened margin. The forewing pale
areas are more extensive in Sundanian and Sulawesi material.
Geographical range. Sri Lanka, N.E. Himalaya, Borneo, Bali, Sulawesi.
Habitat preference. The two Bornean specimens seen are from lowland
localities: the Matang Road in Sarawak and Pulo Laut in S. Kalimantan.
Biology. Moore (1884-1887: 542) illustrated and described the larva. It is pale
salmon-pink with a pale yellow head that is banded brown. The setae are
prominent and on scoli. The body is banded dorsally anteriorly and posteriorly
with dark green and olive-brown, with dark brown bars extending laterally on the
thoracic segments in the same pattern as that illustrated by Wang for the type
species. It is laterally yellowish posteriorly. Pupation is in a loose cocoon in
a rolled up leaf, the pupa red with a white powdery bloom.
The host-plants are cardamom (Elettaria) and allies (Zingiberaceae).
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