Macroglossum variegatum Rothschild & Jordan
Macroglossum variegatum Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 653.
Diagnosis. The species can be confused easily with the species discussed
under insipida below. It is best distinguished by the short, acute,
spinose harpe on the valve of the male genitalia.
Geographical range. Oriental tropics to Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. All specimens seen are from lowland localities.
Biology. Bell & Scott (1937, from Mell) stated the larva to be similar
to that of M. troglodytus Boisduval: green with a white flecked, dark
green dorsal stripe over the abdominal segments, yellow dorsolateral
stripes, and, laterally on the abdomen, seven dark green oblique stripes.
The horn is purple with a yellow tip.
The host-plant recorded was Hedyotis (Rubiaceae).
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