crocea Guenée, 1852, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gén. Lépid.
This species and H. lassula Prout (see below) are the largest and palest species
in Borneo, a bright orange with general facies typical of the genus. In crocea the forewing reniform is clearly picked
out as two dark dots, and the orbicular is similar; the submarginals are clearly
delineated. In lassula the stigmata are absent and the
submarginals are more weakly defined, though the hindwing postmedial is more
range. Indian Subregion, Andamans, Thailand (VK), Sundaland, Sulawesi,
Seram, Kei, New Guinea, Bismarcks.
preference. The species is uncommon but specimens have been taken over a
wide altitude range between the extremes of a boat amid mangrove in the Bay of
Brunei and 1465m in montane forest on Bukit Retak.
See the generic account. Excoecaria (Euphorbiaceae) is recorded as a host plant (Robinson
et al., 2001).
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