Panacra variolosa Walker
Panacra variolosa Walker, 1856, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br.
Mus., 8: 156.
Panacra variolosa Walker; Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 539
Diagnosis. There is a pale brown medial marking similar to the green
rectangle and bar of the previous species, but it is smaller, more
irregular, the bar to the dorsum sinuous. White markings are absent except
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya to Sundaland.
Habitat preference. The species is rare in Borneo and has only been
recorded from the lowlands.
Biology. The larva was described and illustrated by Dupont &
Roepke (1941). It is green with a long, straight pinkish horn until the
third instar, the ocelli present only as two black dots. In later instars
the ocelli are fully developed, each
consisting of a black centre ringed progressively with white, reddish
brown and yellow. Two white lines edged black run from each ocellus to the
head. From the fourth instar the green colour darkens, and abdominal
segments have arrays of small brown spots dorsally. The horn becomes
greyish brown, short, strongly downcurved.
The host-plant recorded was Scindapsus (Araceae).
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