Thalassodes coelataria Walker, 1861,List specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 22:
Maxates coelataria trychera Prout,
1933, Gross-Schmett. Erde 12: 111.
Diagnosis. The margins of both wings are strongly
excavate in the spaces. The forewing costa is broadly pale buff, speckled
darker, and a similar, fore- and hindwings.
Geographical range. Indian Subregion to Sundaland.
Habitat preference. The species is rare, the two specimens
seen being from lowland forest.
(MS) described the larva in S. India. It is cylindrical with the head capsule
bifid, with similar conical, subdorsal processes that are quarter the size
on the prothorax. The colour is green, with small creamish pink dorsal triangles
at the rear of each segment forming a longitudinal row, each triangle containing
a dark dot. The mark on A2 is sometimes expanded longitudinally.
The larva sits on the edges of leaves and stalks, stick-like
at an angle of forty five degrees. Pupation is in a cell within a folded leaf.
The host-plant recorded was Aporusa (Euphorbiaceae).
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