SUBFAMILY ARCTIINAE
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Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata Rego Barros  
   
Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata Rego Barros, 1956, Revta Bras. Ent., 6: 79.


Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata


Diagnosis.
The wings and thorax are uniform pale yellow, the abdomen deep yellow with a dorsal row of black spots.

Geographical range. Venezuela, Trinidad; introduced and established in Sri Lanka, Borneo, Palawan and Guam.

Habitat preference. Probably weedy habitats in agricultural areas afflicted by Chromolaena odorata.

Biology. The larva is typically arctiine with numerous moderate secondary setae on verrucae. The ground colour is blackish, with interrupted narrow white stripes dorsolaterally and ventrolaterally.

The species is probably specific to Chromolaena odorata (Compositae) and close relatives in the Eupatorium complex (Cock & Holloway, 1982).

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