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Celerena signata Warren 
Celerena signata Warren, 1898, Novit. zool., 5: 231.
Celerena nigripalpis Swinhoe, 1902, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1902: 642.
Celerena signata Warren; Holloway, 1976: 59.

Celerena signata

The striking grey and yellow facies is unmistakable.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Palawan.

Habitat preference. The species was found to be common during the Mulu survey in lowland forest, particularly where there had been some degree of disturbance or extensive secondary forest. It has also been taken in lowland localities in Brunei, and is frequent in secondary forest and plantations with secondary forest elements in the lowlands of Sabah (Chey, 1994).

Biology. Most records are at light at night, but the moth is often disturbed from vegetation in the forest understorey by day from its resting position on the lower surface of a leaf.

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