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Calliteara cerigoides Walker  
Janassa cerigoides
Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6:135.

Calliteara cerigoides

Calliteara cerigoides

See horsfieldii above. The male forewing ground is more creamy, and the fasciation distally is more clearly defined against the pale cream.

Geographical range. S. India, Burma, Sundaland, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. The species is frequent in lowland forest.

Biology. T.R.D. Bell (MS) has described the larva in S. India. It is earth-brown, more indigo ventrally; the dorsal brushes are chestnut-brown. The brush on A8 is less well developed.

The larvae live and feed high in trees, and are detected from their droppings: of frass, cast skins or diseased larvae (parasitism appears to be high).

Bell did not record a host-plant, but an unpublished record at FRIM is for Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae).

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