Miscellaneous Genera II
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Chrysopera combinans Walker
Achaea combinans Walker, 1857, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 14: 1399.
Achaea quadrilunata Pagenstecher, 1890, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk., 43: 159.

Chrysopera combinans

Diagnosis. 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.

Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics east to New Guinea, Queensland, the Solomons and Fiji.

Habitat preference. This is an uncommon species of lowland forest, the highest record being from 500m.

Biology. 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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