Angonyx testacea Walker
Perigonia testacea Walker, 1856, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br.
Mus., 8: 102.
Angonyx testacea Walker; Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 544.
Diagnosis. See generic description.
Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics to Queensland and Solomons.
Habitat preference. The species has been recorded infrequently at
altitudes from the lowlands to 2110m.
Biology. The larva was described by Bell & Scott (1937). It resembles
a Marumba larva in shape, the horn long and straight. The body is bright
grass green, dotted darker. Above the dorsolateral line it is tinged
glaucous, and tinged yellowish below it. There is a fine dark green dorsal
stripe and a pale vinous brown dorsolateral with yellow edging below that
broadens towards the horn; the horn is dull leaden colour with a yellowish
The host-plant recorded was Strychnos (Loganiaceae).
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