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Chasmina candida Walker  
Arbasera candida
Walker, 1865, List lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 32:638.
Chinophlebia sericea
Hampson, 1893, Illustr. typical Specimens Lepid. Het. Br. Mus., 9:21.

Chasmina candida


The male has the forewing costa concave, and the apex is much squarer than in the other species. Neither sex has black dots on the wing margins, but reference to genitalic characters is probably advisable for reliable identification. The valves are short and apically rounded.

Taxonomic notes. The record of this species from New Caledonia by Holloway (1979) was probably a misidentification of the externally somewhat similar Australian species verticata Warren, where the valve apex is more oblique.

Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics east to Fiji.

Habitat preference. A single male from Sipitang, Sabah, has been seen.

Biology. The species has been reared in the Solomons from Hibiscus tiliaceus by M. Bigger.

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