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Plecoptera recta Pagenstecher (Plate 19, Figs 501, 518, 519)
Madopa recta Pagenstecher, 1886, Dt. ent. Z. Iris, 1: 43.
Poaphila erica Swinhoe, 1891, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1891: 149.
Plecoptera recta Pagenstecher; Holloway, 1976: 35.

Plecoptera recta

. The general colour and the hindwings are as in nebulilinea, but the forewing is crossed by straight, dark, clearly defined, parallel antemedial and postmedial fasciae, the latter slightly thicker.

Geographical range. Seram, Sulawesi, S. India, Thailand (VK), Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is frequent from the lowlands to as high as 2360m, and is possibly more common between 1000m and 2000m.

Biology. Bell (MS) noted a similarity in shape to Crithote horridipes when rearing the larva in India. The prolegs on A3 are absent, and those on A4 are reduced to half size. The head and body are grass-green, with a slighly wavy light yellow line running just beneath, and adjacent to, the spiracles. The dorsum is faintly greyish white, and the setae arise from minute white dots, but are not as prominent as in Crithote.

The larva behaves like
Crithote (p. 278) and pupates in a similar manner. The pupa does not have a powdery bloom.

The host plant is Dalbergia (Leguminosae).

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