FAMILY LIMACODIDAE
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Susica everetti Holloway  
   
Susica everetti
Holloway, 1982a: 187.


Susica everetti (holotype)


Diagnosis.
This species differs from Bornean congeners in having the forewings a more reddish brown, lacking the discal spot, oblique fascia and associated white streak on the anal vein. The male genitalia have the aedeagus produced apically into a hook and the juxta extends dorsad in the form of a setose 'horse's head'.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is only known from the type, taken on G. Penrissen, Sarawak.

Biology. The larva of the sister species, S. pannosa Snellen (Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java) was described by Piepers & Snellen (1900). It is a delicate green with a broad dorsal blue band that is continuous over most of the abdominal segments but with separate circular patches, one posteriorly and two on the thoracic segments, the gaps being of ground colour set between the three larger pairs of dorsolaterals at each end which are blue with black spines. The intervening dorsolaterals and the laterals are only half the size and green. The circular dorsal patches are edged orange, the continuous band more with black. There is a fine black line below the dorsolaterals. Earlier instars have the dorsal band black, edged greenish white.

The host-plants recorded were Musa (Musaceae) and Antidesma (Stilaginaceae).

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