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Besida Walker

Besida xylinata Walker  
    Besida xylinata
Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 32: 456.
    Besida xylinata Walker; Kiriakoff 1968: 39.

Besida xylinata

The rather oblong forewings and fine transverse lines are seen also in Blakeia marmorata Kiriakoff (below), but xylinata is generally darker, with a grey bar bisecting the forewing tornal angle; marmorata has submarginal dark speckling on the forewing and a rather broken, transverse antemedial, often in the form of an x.

Geographical range. Thailand, Sundaland, Sulawesi, Philippines.

Habitat preference. Infrequent in most lowland rain forest types.

Biology. A recorded host-plant is Erythrina in the Leguminosae (Pholboon 1965).

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