Life history of Melanocyma faunula in Malaysia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Morphinae).

H. Steiner

Abstract


Information and pictures of the immature stages of Melanocyma faunula (Westwood) found in Peninsular Malaysia are presented here for the first time. Eggs and larvae were found exclusively on the palm, Orania sylvicola (Griff.) H.E. Moore (Palmae).

Keywords


Amathusia; Amathusiinae; Amathusiini; behavior; Asia; biology; distribution; egg; Faunis; hostplant; immatures; larva; larval behavior; life history; Oriental; oviposition; Palmae; pupa; Southeast Asia; Taenaris

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