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Pseudoteleclita Kiriakoff

Pseudoteleclita flavisticta Gaede
Teleclita flavisticta Gaede, 1930: 639.
Pseudoteleclita flavisticta Gaede; Kiriakoff, 1968: 220.

Pseudoteleclita flavisticta

The elongate grey forewings with transverse fasciae and pale yellow reniform distinguish this species. The forewings of the female are somewhat broader.

Taxonomic note. The sister species and only congener is P. centristricta Hampson from Sri Lanka and India.

Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. A single male was taken during the Mulu survey in mixed dipterocarp forest at 150 m on the G. Mulu transect. A further specimen was taken in a similar habitat at 300 m, Ulu Temburong, Brunei.

Biology. Bell (MS) described the larva of the sister species, centristricta. It is very similar in shape and markings to that of Teleclita species; the colour is a blue-tinged grass-green, speckled with pale yellow or white and with chocolate brown or purplish brown markings. The habits are as in Teleclita, the mature larva sitting on a leaf petiole and eating the lamina progressively down to the midrib. The mode of pupation in a cocoon on the bark of a tree is also similar, as is the host-plant, Terminalia.

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