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Hypocala subsatura Guenée
Hypocala subsatura Guenée, 1852, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid. 7: 75.
Hypocala aspersa Butler, 1883, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1883: 164.
Hypocala subsatura var. limbata Butler, 1889, Illust. typical Specimens lepid.
Heterocera Colln Br. Mus.
, 7: 76.
Hypocala subsatura Guenée; Holloway, 1976: 35.

Hypocala subsatura Hypocala subsatura

Diagnosis. See the previous two species. The forewings are variable, with a common and distinctive form that has an undulating grey border to the dorsum and a similar lens-shaped grey patch subapically on the costa.

Geographical range. Oriental Region to Sundaland.

Habitat preference. Somewhat less frequent than andamana and violacea, subsatura also occurs from the lowlands to 1930m, and like violacea, has been recorded in greater numbers in montane habitats.

Biology. Robinson et al. (2001) attributed Diospyros (Ebenaceae), Quercus (Fagaceae), Garcinia (Guttiferae), Caesalpinia (Leguminosae), Carapa and Xylocarpus (Meliacae) to subsatura as host plants; records of Malus and Citrus may be for adult feeding, though Miyata (1983) also listed the former. However, it is evident that there was some confusion over the identity of Hypocala species in the past, and all records should therefore be treated with caution.

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