FAMILY SPHINGIDAE
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  Panacra malayana Rothschild & Jordan
Panacra malayana Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 537.


Panacra malayana
(.90 natural size)


Diagnosis.
See Panacra dohertyi Rothschild and Panacra automedon Walker. The forewing margin is more excavate between the apex and central angle; the pale subapical zig-zag is barely evident.

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. The species has only been noted in the lowlands. It is infrequent.

Biology. The larva was described and illustrated by Dupont & Roepke (1941). Newly hatched, the larva is pale green with a straight red horn. In the fourth instar it is either pale green with three dorsal dark green bands, or greyish brown with a broad dark brown dorsal area, the horn pale red or blackish brown with a grey tip respectively. The ocellar markings are black, ringed with white.

The host-plant recorded (Dupont & Roepke) was Curculigo (Hypoxidaceae).

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