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Zonoplusia ochreata Walker
Plusia ochreata
Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 839.
Plusia cornucopiae Snellen, 1880, Tijdschr. Ent. 23: 72.
Plusia ochreata Walker; Holloway, 1976: 32.
Zonoplusia ochreata Walker; Chou & Lu, 1979, Entomotaxonomia 1: 15.

Zonoplusia ochreata

This is one of the smaller Bornean plusiines. The brown forewings are suffused with reddish bronze except along the greyish dorsum, and are crossed by an oblique double pale grey mark centrally.

Geographical range. Oriental tropics to as far north as Japan, and east to Sundaland and the Philippines. The species is also known from Queensland.

Habitat preference. During recent surveys the species has only been taken at Bundu Tuhan and Kundasan, agricultural areas in the foothills of G. Kinabalu.

Biology. A Japanese larval hostplant is Polygonum (Polygonaceae) (Miyata, 1983).

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