View Image Gallery of Family Limacodidae

Idonauton apicalis Walker  
Limacodes apicalis
Walker, 1855, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 5:1150.
Miresa curvifera Walker, 1859, J. Linn Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 3:188.
Nyssia rubriplaga Walker, 1862, J. Linn Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 6:144.

Idonauton apicalis

The forewing facies is unmistakable.

Geographical range.
N.E. Himalaya, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. During the Mulu survey the species was taken once in hill dipterocarp forest at 500m on G. Mulu, twice in wet heath forest (kerangas) in a lowland (150m) river terrace and thrice at 900m in lower montane forest on the limestone G. Api. In Brunei the species has been taken infrequently in hill dipterocarp forest, dry heath forest, swamp forest and mangrove.

Biology. The species has been reared from Cocos in Thailand.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Contents page

Copyright Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.