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Cosmophila lyona Swinhoe comb. rev.
Cosmophila lyona Swinhoe, 1919, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 3: 312.

Cosmophila lyona
(New Caledonia)
Cosmophila lyona
(New Caledonia)

. See the previous species.

Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics east to Australia, New Caledonia and Norfolk I and north to Okinawa I. (Sugi, 2003).

Habitat preference. The only Bornean material seen is from Pulo Laut, a low-lying island to the south-east of the main part of Borneo.

Biology. Gardner (1947) could not distinguish the larvae of lyona and flava, so the description of the latter probably also applies to the former. It is likely also that host plant records for the two are intermingled. Sugi (2003) noted Sida (Malvaceae) as the host plant on Okinawa.

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