View Image Gallery of Family Notodontidae

Formofentonia Matsumura

Formofentonia orbifer madena Schaus  
Stauropus orbifer Hampson, 1892, Fauna of British India, Moths 1: 152.
Chadisra madena Schaus, 1928, Proc. U.S. Natn. Mus. 73 (19): 81.
Formofentonia orbifer madena Schaus; Kiriakoff 1968: 145; Holloway, 1976: 56, fig. 362.

Formofentonia orbifer

The apical pale pinkish brown circle of the forewing is unique in the family and is reminiscent of certain Thyatiridae and species of the noctuid genus Plagideicta Warren; these do not have the broad creamy white zone along the forewing dorsum.

Geographical range. N. E. Himalaya; Taiwan; Sundaland, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. Recorded from a range of forest types from the lowlands to 2000 m, but perhaps slightly more common in montane forests.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Contents page

Copyright Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.