Zanclopera falcata Warren,
1894, Novit. zool., 1: 441.
Zanclopera calidata Warren,
1905, Novit. zool., 12: 438, syn. n.
sp. probably falcata Warren
Diagnosis. The excavate hindwing apex, falcate forewings, general ochreous fawn
colour and dorsal strengthening of the forewing postmedial are diagnostic.
Taxonomic notes. The taxon calidata is very close in facies and genitalic features
to falcata and is therefore considered conspecific.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, S. China, Taiwan, Burma, Peninsular
Habitat preference. A single Bornean male has been seen (Forest Research
Centre Collection, Sepilok, Sabah), taken at Sook in a lowland area now largely
Biology. The larva of this or a closely related species has been reared in Hong
Kong by M.J. Bascombe (pers. comm.). The larva (above) is slender,
blackish, with a paler, dark yellowish venter and some segmentally regular
transverse stippling of grey dorsally.
The host-plant recorded was Cinnamomum camphora (Lauraceae).
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