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Eudocima [Khadira] aurantia Moore
Ophideres aurantia Moore, 1877, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1877: 607.
Adris rutilus Moore, 1881, Trans. zool. Soc. Lond., 11: 70.
Khadira aurantia Moore; Holloway, 1976: 36.

Eudocima aurantia

Diagnosis. The forewing facies is similar to that of the previous species, except the colour is more brown with a slightly mauve ripple pattern towards the margin. The hindwings have the yellow margin very broad such that the apical black zone is reduced and set well interior to the margin.

Geographical range. Sri Lanka, India, China, Andamans, Sundaland, Sulawesi, Seram, New Guinea, Queensland, Solomons.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent but recorded from the lowlands to 1620m.

Biology. Bell (MS) and Moore (1884-1887)] described the larva. It has black spiracles and marbled white-ringed rufous-orange ocellate marks with three rusty lines crossing them, and one or two blue spots ventrally within them. The setae arise from small blue spots. The dorsal surface is a pinkish grey, suffused darker from A1 to a V-shaped yellow band over A6 and A7, with smoky pink continuing in a triangle to A8 where the peak is red. The V-shaped yellow band is marbled and runs from the base of the prolegs on A6 obliquely backwards to meet its opposite dorsally at the posterior margin of A7 and then extends as a white band to the peak of A8. The ventral surface is smoky black. Moore illustrated a blacker larva, sparsely flecked with bluish grey. The yellow markings are similar, and there is a yellow spot on each flank dorsal to the anal prolegs. The peak of A8 is reddish. There is a narrow dorsal white line on the ocellar segments and between the peak and the V-shaped yellow band.

The host plant recorded was
Cocculus (Menispermaceae).

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