Euchloris subtiliaria Bremer,
1864, Mem. Acad. Sci. St Petersburg (7) 8: 76.
Racheospila nympha Butler,
1881, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 14: 411.
Comostola demeritaria Prout,
1917, Novit. zool., 24: 304.
Comostola demeritaria vapida Prout,
1934, Gross-Schmett. Erde., 12:130.
Comostola subtiliaria sspp.
insulata Inoue, kawazoei Inoue, 1963, Tinea 6: 29.
Comostola meritaria Walker
sensu Holloway, 1976: 63.
The distal margins of the forewings are straighter than in other
species, and the hindwing discal spot is more regular, square or rhomboidal
rather than shaped like an 'N' or 'M'. The postmedials have large, almost
entirely white elements, but these are present only in the places described for laesaria.
range. Korea and adjacent parts of
Siberia, Japan, N.E. Himalaya, S. China; Borneo, Sumatra (ssp. vapida).
preference. The species was common from
1200m to 1930m on G. Kinabalu, and two specimens were taken at 1200m on the
limestone G. Api, all in upper montane forest.
The larva in Japan was illustrated by Sugi (1987). It is relatively
robust, tapering from the prolegs anteriorly, and is leaf-green in colour.
host-plants in Japan are Malus (Rosaceae), Eurya (Theaceae) and Viburnum
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