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Dindica polyphaenaria Guenée  
Hypochroma polyphaenaria Guenée, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gen. Lep., 9: 280.
Dindica basiflavata Moore, 1868, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1867: 632.

Dindica polyphaenaria

This and the next species resemble each other closely and are best distinguished by genitalia characters. However, the forewing postmedial is less strongly angled in polyphaenaria, meeting the costa at a less acute angle, and within this angle there is usually a quadrate dark mark in olivacea.

Geographical range. Himalaya, S.E. Asia, Sundaland.

Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen seen is from Bidi in the lowlands of Sarawak.

Biology. The larva has been described by Sevastopulo (1946), with details of chaetotaxy by Singh (1956). It is leaf-green, the setae set on white points and the skin generally granulate. There are subdorsal yellow-white and lateral white lines over the abdominal segments, with obscure, oblique white lines between them. There is also a narrowish yellow ventral stripe with similar oblique yellow lines between it and the lateral line. The spiracles are dark red.

Pupation is in a leaf folded and spun together.

The host-plant (Singh, 1956) is Litsea (Lauraceae), the larva feeding in young foliage.

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