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Eois grataria Walker
Hyria grataria Walker, 1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus.,22: 663.
Acidalia (?)pallicinctaria Walker, 1863, Ibid., 26: 1612.
Amaurinia nubifera Thierry-Mieg, 1915, Miscnea ent., 22: 45.

Eois grataria
(x 1.33)

Diagnosis. The facies is similar to that of plumbacea but with the shading and fasciation vinous red rather than grey. The fringes of both wings are more distinctly yellow, those of the forewing interrupted by darker scales.

Taxonomic notes. Material from Africa (ab. mediofusca Prout) and from the Moluccas eastwards to the Bismarcks (ab. marginata Warren, ab. perflava Warren) is not conspecific with grataria, the genitalia of both sexes being distinct.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion, Hong Kong, Sundaland, Christmas I. (slide 18785).

Habitat preference. This is probably a lowland species. The only recent specimen seen was taken in a Paraserianthes falcataria plantation at Brumas in the lowlands of Sabah.

Biology. Singh (1953) described the larva (as Cambogia marginata Warren) from spirit-preserved material. The body setae are long, fine, borne on chalazae and elongate projections. The prolegs have a high number (up to 14) of external setae.

The host-plant was Mallotus (Euphorbiaceae).

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