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Rusicada leucolopha Prout comb. n.
Anomis metaxantha leucolopha Prout, 1928, Bull. Hill. Mus. Witley, 2: 266.
Anomis (Rusicada) maxima Berio, 1956, Mem. soc. ent. Italiana, 35: 30.
Anomis longipennis Sugi, 1982, in Inoue et al. 1982, 1: 858.
Anomis revocans Walker sensu Holloway, 1976: 37, partim.

Rusicada leucolopha

. See the previous two species. The hindwing margin is evenly rounded. The larger cornutus in the aedeagus vesica is very long and curved. The juxta is apically narrower and rounded.

Taxonomic note. The synonymy above was published by Galsworthy (1997) in consultation with the author.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, China, Japan, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is the only montane Bornean species, being found from 1000m to 2600m, including records attributed to revocans by Holloway (1976) from 1930m upwards.

Biology. The larva of leucolopha in Japan was described and illustrated (as longipennis) by Mori (1996), and has cryptic and bright forms, apparently varying according to whether found on the trunk or leaves of the host plant during daylight. Both forms have alternating broad black and greyish rectangles dorsally divided by a fine yellow dorsal line, but the flanks are more brightly lined longitudinally with yellow and white, rather than black and brown, in the brighter form; this also has a reddish head rather than a brown one.

Host-plant records from Japan are from
Hibiscus (Malvaceae; Inoue et al. 1982) and Tilia (Tiliaceae; Mori, 1996), though the latter noted a refusal of larvae to feed when offered Hibiscus.

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