Asota ficus   Fabricius 1775

Photograph by: JHH Zwier by courtesy EMNH Leiden
Holotype:
   India

Photograph by: JHH Zwier by courtesy RMNH Leiden
   Sumatra

Photograph by: H. Hilferink
   Sumatra (Greater Sunda Islands)




Wingspan:
 about  67  mm  ( n = 20 )
 about  67  mm  ( n = 20 )

Distribution according to the collections mentioned in the chapter
“Museums” and the literature.

- China Dali Bai Yunlong (NCB-ZMAN) Yunnan (CMWM) India Bombay (NCB-ZMAN) Bhimtal (CMWM) Mhow (NCB-ZMAN) Kaschmir (CMWM) Kalkad (NCB- ZMAN) Kolkatta (ZMHB) (BMNH) Lahoul (CMWM) Norek NP (CMWM) Namari NP Punjab (SMTD)(CMWM) (SNSD) Thenmala (CMWM) Indonesia: Sumatra (NCB/ZMAN) Laut Tador (NCB/ZMAN) Japan (Norio Hirai c.s.2014) Laos: Vientiane (NCB/ZMAN) Nepal: Dailekh (CMWM)Dhumre (CMWM) Bhojpur Gogne (CMWM) Kathmandu (CMWM) Koshi (CMWM) Landrung (CMWM) Trisulli valley (CMWM) Pakistan: Ayubia NP (CMWM) Islamabad (CMWM) Margalla hills (CMWM) Murree (CMWM) Nara (CMWM) Pir Sohawa (CMWM) Thailand: Chiang Mai (coll. Pinratana now coll. Zwier) (CMWM) Doi Inthanon NP (CMWM) Sanpatong (CMWM) Maetaeng (CMWM) Vietnam: Tonkin (SMFL) Mt-Fan-si-pan (CMWM

Description:

Translation:

Moth with downwards bent ashy wings, with on the basis yellow white and black patches, with antennae pectinated, bristly at the top.
The caterpillar lives on Ficus racemosa in East India.



Comments:
In the collection of Museum Witt is a female with a wingspan of 34 mm.

This copy of the first description is taken from a book or a periodical out of the library of the Dutch Entomological Society in Amsterdam.

The first description was made by J. Fabricius and published in 1775 by Flensburg Leipzig.


*A lot of data are from the author of the first description.
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