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Speiredonia mutabilis Fabricius
Noctua mutabilis Fabricius, 1794, Ent. Syst. III, 2: 12.
Sericia anops Guenée, 1852, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid. 7: 173.
Sericia mutabilis Fabricius; Holloway, 1976: 34.

Speiredonia mutabilis

Diagnosis. The species is easily distinguished from congeners by its much sparser fasciation, very irregular ocellar looping without blue inside, and a generally purplish brown tint, particularly when fresh.

Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics east to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Caledonia.

Habitat preference. A single specimen has been recorded in recent surveys, from 1930m on G. Kinabalu.

Biology. Common (1990) gave Acacia (Leguminosae) as a larval host plant.

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