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Jodis subtractata Walker
?Thalera subtractata Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 26: 1753.
Jodis subtractata accumulata Prout, 1937, Novit zool., 40:181.

Jodis subtractata

This is a small, variegated species with diffuse dark emerald green markings and striae on a whitish ground. The markings are more irregular than in other similarly variegated species in Maxates. See Jodis spumifera Walker stat. rev. and Jodis rectisecta Herbulot. All three have the untidy type of bipectinate antennae.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Hainan, Burma, Andamans, Sundaland.

Habitat preference. Most material seen is from lowland forest, with some preference for heath and swamp forest types. The highest record was from 1000m on G. Mulu.

Biology. Yunus & Ho (1980) and Kuroko & Lewvanich (1993) recorded the larva from Eugenia (Myrtaceae), and Dimocarpus and Nephehium (Sapindaceae). The latter authors noted it as a flower feeder.

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