(Plate 5, Figs. 282, 287)
Eriopus maillardi Guenee, 1862, Maillard's Reunion Lep. p. 39.
Callopistria recurvata Moore, 1882 Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln Atkinson p. 144.
Callopistria meridionalis Collenette, 1929, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 76: 471.
Callopistria meridionalis nauticorum Tams, 1935, Insects Samoa 3(4).199.
Callopistria maillardi intermissa Viette, 1965, Faune Madagascar, 20:459.
this species resembles insularis Walker, placodoides Guenee and pulchrilinea
Walker but has the sinuous postmedial well separated from the submarginal
white marks and, with rivularis Walker, does not have the white of the
reniform increasing posteriorly. The male antennae have a series of curved,
paddle-like pectinations onto the node (Fig. 284). In rivularis the
medial zone ground colour is usually paler than that of the submarginal zone
but more uniform in maillardi; the antemedial is angled in maillardi but
more curved in regularis.
subspeciation is evident through the extensive range of this species, but it
needs further investigation. There is a complex of closely related species
endemic to islands in the Pacific (Holloway, 1983).
Indian Ocean, Indo-Australian and Pacific tropics.
material is from lowland localities, many with disturbed habitats and secondary
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