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Callambulyx rubricosa Walker
Ambulyx rubricosa Walker, 1856, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 8: 122.
Callambulyx rubricosa Walker; Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 308.
Callambulyx rubricosa amanda Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 309.

Callambulyx rubricosa
(.65 natural size)

The green forewings and pinkish red hindwings of this species render it unmistakable. It flies with a congener, C. poecilus Rothschild, in Sumatra. The latter has a paler basal half to the forewing and a paler, more broadly pink hindwing.

Taxonomic notes. Bornean material is referable to ssp. amanda.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya; Sundaland.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent in lowland forest.

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