Scopelodes pallivittata Snellen,
1886, Notes Leyden Mus. 8: 9.
Scopelodes pallivittata Snellen;
Hering, 1931: 690.
Diagnosis. The pale fawn forewings with oblique, diffuse, more darkly reflective
bands render this species unmistakable. The genitalia are also the most
divergent within the 'spined juxta' group.
Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species has been taken in rich lowland rainforest
types but not heath forest.
Biology. Piepers & Snellen (1900) described the larva. It is higher than
broad, a soft green with small spots of dark blue along the centre of the dorsum
and, more particularly, on the flanks. The two posterior segments have a black
spot on the margin at the edge of the venter. There are complete rows of lateral
and subdorsal spined processes, the former larger, directed laterally, the
latter upright. The spherical cocoon is dark brown.
The host-plant recorded was Musa (Musaceae).
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