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Paectes subapicalis Walker
Abrostola subapicalis
Walker [1858] 1857, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus. 12:
Ingura recurrens Walker, 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus. 15: 1779.

Paectes subapicalis

The forewing is dark grey with obscure markings typical of the genus; the posterior half of the basal third is distinctly darker than the rest. The hindwings are paler basally, approaching white, with the veins picked out in dark brown. In the male genitalia the ventral part of the valve has a dorsal and ventral apical process instead of just the latter; the aedeagus vesica is bibbed but neither lobe has a cornutus, the single cornutus being on the basal portion.

Geographical range. N. India, Burma, Thailand, ?Borneo (four specimens with ‘Sarawak’ on a typed label). Confirmation of the presence of this species in Borneo is needed.

Biology. Gardner (1948a) described the larva. It is about 25mm long with the head, pronotum and pygidium yellowish. The body is green or pink with moderately distinct white lines.

The host-plants recorded are Tectona (Verbenaceae) and Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae) (Sevastopulo 1941; Mathur 1942; Gardner 1948a; Browne 1968).

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