Drepana albonotata Moore,
1879, Desc. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln Atkinson, p. 83.
Callidrepana ochrea Butler,
1886, Illustr. typical. Specimens. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 6: 17.
Agnidra ferrea Hampson, 1892, Ibid. 9: 69.
Iridrepana septempunctata pervasata Warren,
1922, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 10: 465.
Iridrepana glaciata Warren,
1922, Ibid. 10: 467.
sspp. angusta, rotunda, celebesensis Watson, 1957: 439-441.
Diagnosis. T. albonotata and T microcrocea Gaede are very similar,
paler yellow than fulvata and with more general rufous shading. This is
more extensive medially on the forewing in albonotata: microcrocea also
has a dark patch of scales at the base of the forewing cell on the underside in
the male and an elongate posterior cell spot on the upperside of the hindwing in
both sexes that appears conspicuously darker than in albonotata. The
yellow ground colour of albonotata is more intense.
Geographical range. India, Nepal, Vietnam; Sri Lanka (ssp. ferrea); Peninsular
Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (ssp. angusta); Java, Bali (ssp. rotunda); Sulawesi
Habitat preference. The species is frequent to common in lowland forests,
but has not been noted in heath forest types.
Biology. Bell (MS) has reared the species in S. India. The larva is velvety pale
grey and dark brown in a variegated pattern, resembling a bird-dropping when
lying along the midrib of a leaf or curled round on itself. There are paired
fleshy tentacle- like processes subdorsally on T2, T3, A2 and A10, curled, and
often held adpressed against the body. The suranal process is similar, pointing
out and up behind, also curled towards the extremity. The processes are tinged
yellow. The ventrum is blackish. The pupa has two slightly divergent cylindrical
processes on the head directed anteriorly (illustrated for another species by
Wang (1995)). Pupation is in a similar mode and position on the edge of a leaf
to that of Callidrepana species (See
The host-plant was Schleichera (Sapindaceae).
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