SUBFAMILY HADENINAE
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Callopistria placodoides Guenee  
Eriopus placodoides
Guenee, 1852, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gen. Lep., 6: 296.
Eriopus doleschalli Felder, 1874, Reise Ost. Fregatte. Novara p1. 110.


Callopistria placodoides
(Bali)


Diagnosis.
This species 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.

Geographical range.
Indo-Australian tropics.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent and has been taken in lowland forest habitats, including dry heath forest:

Biology. The larva 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.

Miyata(1983) gave Pteridium as a host-plant.

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