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Pseudoblabes oophora Zeller
   
Pseudoblabes oophora Zeller, 1853, Bull. Soc. Nat. Moscou, 26(2)514.
   
Conchylis flavicostana Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 28: 361.


Pseudoblades oophora
(x 1.73)


Pseudoblades oophora Zeller




Diagnosis.
The facies of the forewing is diagnostic, as described for the genus above.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion, Burma, Sundaland.

Habitat preference. This is a regularly encountered but generally uncommon species found in a range of lowland forest types. The highest record was from 975m on G. Monkobo in Sabah, and records during the Mulu survey suggest some preference for forest on limestone.

Biology. The larva was described and illustrated by Piepers & Snellen (1904). It is black or dark green, variegated with lighter green and covered with several short black hairs. It feeds on lichen and moss on tree trunks. Pupation is in a compact cocoon that appears like a little knob amongst the moss or in a looser one in more open situations.

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