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Ommatophora luminosa Cramer 
Phalaena luminosa Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen, 3: 147.
Ommatophora luminosa Cramer; Holloway, 1976: 34.

Ommatophora luminosa

Mature larvae of Ommatophora luminosa

. The shape of the ocellar mark of the forewing, rather like an upturned snail, is the most prominent feature of the distinctive brown and indigo facies.

Geographical range. Himalaya and Taiwan to Sundaland.

Habitat preference. The species has been recorded from the lowlands to 2110m, but is more frequent in montane forest.

Biology. H.S. Barlow (pers. comm.) has reared the larva from flowers of Bauhinia (Leguminosae). It was a mottled and cryptically variegated pinkish brown and had dorsolateral tubercles on A8 (Plate 28). It pupated in a light cocoon incorporating Bauhinia petals, the adult emerging 16 days from the commencement of pupation.

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