Distribution: pantropical where teak is grown.
Type locality: Surinam.
Source of record: Tom Turner specimen.
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by Pinhey (1975) pl. 5, fig. 127;
also by comparison with specimens in my collection from the Indian Ocean identified as this
species by comparison with specimens in the Natural History Museum, London.
Notes: the larva is the 'Teak Leaf Roller' a pest of of Tectora ('teak')
throughout the tropics.
It is not now clear where the centre of origin of this species was.
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