thetydaria Guenée comb. n.
Iodis thetydaria Guenée, 1857, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec.
gen. Lep., 9: 358.
Thalassodes bifasciata Walker,
1863, List specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 26: 1562.
Gelasma thetydaria Guenée;
Holloway, 1976: 62.
Diagnosis. The broad diffuse, bright leaf green
bands on a pale green ground are distinctive, seen only in the female referred
to under Chlorissa
Stephens where they are more irregular, and in the much larger Thalassodes
viridifascia Swinhoe, where there is only a single band on the hindwing.
Geographical range. Indian Subregion, Taiwan, W. China,
Habitat preference. The species is frequent in montane forest
from 1200m to 1780m.
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