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Oreta carnea Butler  
Agnidra carnea Butler, 1892, Proc. zool. soc. Lond., 1892: 125.
Drepana berenica Swinhoe, 1893, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 12: 258.
Cobanilla hepaticata Warren, Cobanilla cardinalis Warren, 1897, Novit. zool., 4:13.
Oreta carnea Butler; Holloway, 1976: 92.

Oreta carnea

Oreta carnea

This is one of the smallest Bornean species, variable, with fasciation diffusely darker on dull medium to dark red forewings. There are usually two blackish submarginal spots at the forewing tornus. The antennae are narrowly bipectinate.

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. This is by far the commonest Bornean Oreta, occurring from the lowlands to about 1600m, mostly in forest but including secondary forest.

Biology. The species has been reared from Uncaria (Rubiaceae) in Malaysia (Yunus & Ho, 1980; Zhang, 1994).

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