::The Moths of Borneo::

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  Penicillifera apicalis Walker 
Dasychira apicalis Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 6: 130.
Dasychira signifera Walker, 1862, Ibid, 6: 130.
Ocinara signifera Walker; Holloway, 1976: 86.
Penicillifera apicalis Walker; Dierl, 1978: 249; Barlow, 1982: 46.

Penicillifera apicalis
(natural size)

The species has an almost pure white ground, marked with dark brown and greyish brown; there are dark spots at the forewing disc unlike the Ernolatia species discussed later.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya to Sundaland and Philippines.

Habitat preference. The species is frequent from the lowlands to the upper montane zone.

Biology. See generic introduction.

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