|Thyas honesta (Borneo)|
Ophiusa honesta Hübner, 1824
Some sources also list the species for Java. Holloway (in his work The Moths of Borneo) lists this species as ranging down to Sumatra, while the sister species Thyas miniacea is listed from the Lesser Sunda Islands east, leaving Java unassigned.
Wingspan is about 84-104mm. Head and thorax reddish chestnut in color, where the third joint of palpi black. Abdomen crimson. Fore wings reddish chestnut, slightly irrorated with dark scales. There are traces of a sinuous antemedial line with three specks on it. Reniform greyish, where the lower part more or less completely filled in with black. A curved postmedial series of white specks with an indistinct band beyond it angled at vein 6 and met by a dark streak from the apex. A marginal series of specks present. Hind wings crimson with black sub-marginal medial patch.
Larva ophiusine-shaped with apple greenish body and finely lined longitudinally with purple-centered double white lines. The dorsolateral pair of conical tubercles are yellowish patched with red. The larvae feed on Careya, Barringtonia and Planchonia species.
- Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-ii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
- "Thyas honesta Hübner". The Moths of Borneo. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
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