FAMILY LASIOCAMPIDAE
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Trabala ganesha Roepke 
Trabala ganesha Roepke, 1951: 119; Barlow, 1982: 52.


Trabala ganesha
(natural size)


Trabala ganesha
(natural size)


Diagnosis.
This species is distinctive in both sexes. The male is a pale green with straight, rather oblique fasciae, particularly that of the hindwing; basal to these the ground is distinctly paler, grading slightly darker basad. The genitalia have two large serrate lobes on the tegumen, with a circularly serrate zone in between. The female is a darker, yellower green, uniform, with relatively straight fasciae; large dark brown areas on the tornus of both wings are diagnostic, and the fringes are strongly darkened.

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. The species is frequent in lowland rainforest but not encountered in that on acid soils.

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