Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 14: 1399.
quadrilunata Pagenstecher, 1890, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk.,
The yellow apex to the hindwing and, the grey patch at the apex of the forewing
costa distinguish combinans from similar dark brown species of Avitta.
range. Indo-Australian tropics east to New Guinea, Queensland, the
Solomons and Fiji.
preference. This is an uncommon species of lowland forest, the highest
record being from 500m.
The species has been reared in Queensland by F.P. Dodd, and the larva can be
described from dry blown larvae in BMNH. The prolegs on A3 are only slightly
reduced. The body is rich brown with regular series of paler squiggles dorsally
and, more broadly, laterally. Between these series subdorsally is a row of paler
dots, two to each segment. No host plant data were attached.
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