aluco Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.:
hypocyana Guenée, 1852, Hist. Nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid.
hypocyana buruensis Prout, 1926, Entomologist, 59: 73.
aluco Fabricius; Holloway, 1976: 31; Kobes, 1985: 78.
Both Bornean Anisoneura
have a similar cryptic facies (see generic account) of a sequence of oblique
fasciae of various widths, intensity, colour and regularity, but aluco
much larger, more robust, and has the apices of the wings more produced. The
underside in the next species is paler, brown rather than purplish brown, and
more strongly banded.
range. Himalaya, Taiwan, Burma, Thailand (VK),
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Buru.
preference. Though uncommon, aluco has
been recorded from the lowlands to 2600m.
recorded the species as ‘polyphagous under tree bark’, but it is clear in
the source they cite that the reference is merely to the camouflage of the adult
when at rest on bark.
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