FAMILY NOTODONTIDAE
View Image Gallery of Family Notodontidae

Pseudohoplitis Gaede

Pseudohoplitis vernalis Gaede  
   
Pseudohoplitis vernalis Gaede, 1930: 640; Kiriakoff, 1968: 207.


Pseudohoplitis vernalis


Diagnosis.
The pale greenish triangular area on the forewing costa amid dark brown distinguishes this species.

Taxonomic note. Specimens from Sundaland (ssp. infuscata Gaede) differ from typical Sulawesi examples in having pale markings in the green triangle of the forewing more obscure, as is also the pale, zig-zag submarginal (prominent centrally in typical examples); the hindwing is finely fasciated rather than immaculate; the male genitalia are more robust, with the apical portion of the valve twice as broad.

Geographical range. Sulawesi; Sundaland.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent in mixed dipterocarp forest (including alluvial forest) in Sarawak and Brunei.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Contents page


Copyright Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.