Eriopus placodoides Guenee, 1852, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gen. Lep., 6: 296.
doleschalli Felder, 1874, Reise Ost. Fregatte. Novara p1. 110.
has deep maroon-brown forewings with the typical markings of the genus only
weakly picked out in mauve. It is closely related to trilineata Walker
which has much stronger markings, particularly the post-medial, which is much
closer to the rather linear submarginal.
range. Indo-Australian tropics.
species is infrequent and has been taken in lowland forest habitats, including
dry heath forest:
was illustrated by Mutuura et al. (1965) and described by Gardner
(1946b). There may be some variation as the former showed a dark brown larva,
the latter described a green one. The descriptions agree on the presence of
paired paradorsal inclined lines an each segment, giving the back a herring-bone
effect (obscure in the brown larva), and a fine white spiracular line.
gave Pteridium as a host-plant.
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