Ilema preangerensis Heylaerts
1892, Annls Soc. ent. Belg., 36: 13.
1895, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1895: 291.
Holloway, 1976: 51.
Diagnosis. Males could be confused with Lymantria capnodes (see
Collenette), but are a distinctly greener brown on the forewings, paler in a patch
just distal to the discal lunule. The antennae are relatively larger. The female
is illustrated by Schintlmeister (1994: plate 3: 21). It has a distinct,
irregular whitish submarginal and a paler medial zone on an otherwise dark brown
Geographical range. Java,
Sumatra, Borneo; Bhutan (ssp. melanochlora).
Habitat preference. This
is a montane species, recorded from G. Kinabalu (1050-1660m), G. Mulu (1000m)
and G. Api (1200-1500m).
Biology. A Javan female in BMNH is labelled as reared from Dendrobium
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