Kaniska cance (Linnaeus, 1763)
•TYPE LOCALITY. E. China.
• RANGE. Asia from N. India to Japan and from Korea to Indonesia (Sulawesi).
• DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION. The S. Ussuri region is inhabited by the ssp. charonides (Stichel, ).
•HABITATS AND BIOLOGY. Broadleaved forest. Flight period: July to September and, after hibernation, April to May. Host plant in the Ussuri region (Dantchenko & Nikolaevsky, pers. comm.): Smilax maximowicziL First instar larvae gregarious. Early instars have been studied in Japan (Fukuda et al., 1984) in laboratory conditions, where other host plants are HeterosmilaxJaponiccL, Lilium lancifoimm, and Streptoptis amplexifolius.
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