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Eumelea biflavata Warren 
Eumelea ludovicata biflavata Warren, 1896, Novit. zool 3: 357.
Eumelea biflavata assamensis Prout, 1921, Gross-Schmett. Erde 12: 30.

Eumelea biflavata


This and the next two species are similar in appearance, particularly in the two irregular patches of yellow ground colour interior to the postmedials of both wings in the males. E. biflavata is a somewhat smaller species where both postmedial and submarginal fasciae are distinct, pink-suffused, if diffuse, on the upperside: only the submarginal is strong in the other two species. Males of biflavata differ from those of ludovicata on the underside of the forewing in having the marginal zone uniform rather than having anterior and posterior yellow patches separated by reddish suffusion (seen slightly also on the upperside). The male genitalia have the distal part of the uncus moderate, apically blunt. The arms of the cross are short, ovate, the socii small. The scobination of the aedeagus vesica is very fine, in broad zones that are not distinctly lyre-like.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, S.E. Asia to Sundaland.

Habitat preference. Recent material indicates this to be an infrequent species in lowland rain forest.

Biology. Yunus & Ho (1980) recorded Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) as a host-plant.

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