FAMILY COSSIDAE
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Xyleutes persona le Guillou  
   
Cossus persona le Guillou, 1841, Rev. Zool. 4: 257.
   
Zeuzera leuconota Walker, 1856, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus. 1537: 70
    Xyleutes persona le Guillou; Roepke, 1957: 22.


Xyleutes persona (Sri Lanka)


Diagnosis.
See Xyleutes strix Linnaeus.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion, S.E. Asia, Sundaland, Sulawesi, New Guinea.

Habitat preference. During the Mulu survey the species was taken infrequently in all lowland forest types.

Biology. Roepke (1957) gave Cassia (Leguminosae) and Durio (Bombacaceae) as host-plants; Arora (1976) also included Premna (Verbenaceae).

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