Cechenena lineosa Walker
Chaerocampa lineosa Walker, 1856. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br.
Mus., 8: 144.
Cechenena lineosa Walker; Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 803.
Cechenena lineosa subangustata Rothschild, 1920, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9),
Diagnosis. This species could be confused with Theretra rhesus but is
larger, a slightly brighter green on the forewing and with a more
extensive pale submarginal band on the hindwing (restricted to the tornus
in rhesus). The abdomen is laterally dark brown rather than black at the
base. The wing below and side of the abdomen are yellow, the hindwings
with longitudinal fawn streaks. The dorsum of the abdomen has four
longitudinal pale bands as in rhesus but the outer two are stronger rather
than the inner two.
Biology. The larva was described by bell & Scott (1937) who
recorded the following host-plants: Impatiens (Balsaminaceae); Savravia
(Actinidaceae); Polygonum (Polygonaceae); Vitis (Vitidaceae).
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