aurantiaca Snellen, 1886, Notes
Leyden Mus., 8: 4.
aurantiaca javana Rothschild &
Jordan, 1901, Novit. zool., 8: 422.
the generic description. The triangular shape of the forewing apical black and
red zone is diagnostic.
Habitat preference. Only
one specimen has been taken in recent surveys, day-flying at 150m during the
Mulu survey. Older material seen is from Kuching, Pontianak and Sandakan.
larvae were described by Piepers & Snellen (1904). They are bright ochreous
in ground colour, covered densely with white hairs. Over all except the head and
anal portion, the body has a greenish tinge, with T3 and A7 being black dorsally
and bearing several small, spiny verrucae. From T2 backwards, each segment has a
transverse line of yellowish white. The larvae were stated to be found on the
leaves of Mangifera (Anacardiaceae), but with no indication of what they
actually fed on.
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