Calliteara strigata Moore
1879, Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln W.S. Atkinson: 58.
1881, Illust. typical Specimens lepid. Heterocera Colln Br.
Mus., 5: 59.
Diagnosis. This species also has a yellow hindwing as do horsfieldii
and cerigoides, but it is a duller orange-yellow with a narrow
submarginal fascia rather than a broad marginal one. The forewings are more
generally and evenly fasciated, with a pale, cordate patch subbasally.
Taxonomic note. Holloway (1976) described cordata as a
distinct species from strigata, but it merits, at most, subspecific
status in relation to strigata. Schintlmeister (1994) referred all
material to strigata. There are minor facies differences as indicated by
Holloway, but the male genitalia are similar.
Geographical range. Himalaya,
Thailand; Sundaland, Buru (ssp. cordata).
Habitat preference. This
is a rare montane species, recorded between 1050m and 2110m on G. Kinabalu and
singly at 1465m on Bukit Retak, Brunei.
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