moorei Cotes & Swinhoe
moorei Cotes & Swinhoe, 1887, Catalogue of the Moths of India:
zool. Soc. Lond., 1879: 455, praeocc.
and the diagnosis of the next species.
note. As noted below, the male genitalia of moorei
bilateral asymmetry in the more basal saccular processes of the valve. That on
the right is always smaller than that on the left. However, the shape of these
processes varies through the range of the species: right absent, left digitate
(Sri Lanka); right simple, left asymmetrically bifid (N. India, Thailand); both
digitate, left slightly outcurved (Borneo); right bulbous, left strongly
outcurved (Sulawesi); both with lateral process, much longer on left (Seram).
range. Sri Lanka,
India, Taiwan, Thailand, Andamans, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo,
preference. A single male has been taken at 1000m in lower montane forest
on G. Mulu.
The early stages were described by Bell (MS) . The larva has the prolegs of A3
and A4 reduced to small cylinders. The head is speckled green. The body is
cylindrical and uniform green above a broad, white subspiracular band. The
ventral surface is also green. The primary setae arise from black dots.
is in a cell made between two leaves and lined with white silk. The pupa does
not have a powdery bloom.
plant recorded was Pongamia (Leguminosae).
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