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Xenochroa xanthia Hampson comb. n.
Carea xanthia Hampson, 1902, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., 14: 213.
Pseudelydna xanthia ab.
xanthiana Strand, 1917, Arch. Naturgesch., 82 (A1): 90.
xanthiana Gaede, 1937, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 11: 426.
Pseudelydna xanthia Hampson; Kobes, 1997: 145.


Xenochroa xanthia

This bright yellow species cannot be confused with any other.

Taxonomic note. This species is misplaced in Aiteta, to which Pseudelydna is sunk on p. 99. Kobes (1997) associated the species with Xenochroa but not in formal combination. The structure of the male and female abdomens supports such a placement, though the tymbal organs are not as complex.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Palawan (ZMUC).

Habitat preference.
The moth is found in lowland forest but is uncommon.

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