Odonestis vita Moore, in Horsfield & Moore, 1859: 424.
Odonestis vita Moore; Tams, 1935: 58.
Diagnosis. This and the next species are more orange-red than the two
previous, and both have irregular, rather than straight, postmedials. In
vita the white discal spot and the fasciae are more indefinite than in the
Taxonomic notes. Several subspecies were described by Tams (1935), the
typical race being that from Sundaland. The Philippines subspecies tend in
their genitalia morphology towards the new Bornean species described
Geographical range. Indian subregion to Sundaland, Philippines.
Habitat preference. The species has been taken in the lowlands but is not
Biology. The larva has been recorded on Eugenia, Psidium (Myrtaceae) and
Lagerstroemia (Lythraceae) in Thailand (Pholboon, 1965). Yunus & Ho
(1980) also recorded Psidium.
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