Thalassodes depulsata Walker,
1861, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 22: 555.
Diagnosis. This and the next species are best distinguished by the male
genitalia. The ground colour of the wings is uniform, the fasciae faint, the red
marginal marks moderately developed. In the male genitalia both species are
distinguished by the modification of the spur at the distal end of the oblique
structure into a broad scobinate flap. In depulsata the sacculus is
expanded ventrally by an arcuate, scobinate ridge, and the flap just mentioned
is very broad. The spine associated with the transtilla is small, directed
inwards. The eighth sternite is marginally thickened, with a central, circular
Geographical range. Sulawesi, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species is rare in Borneo, with three specimens recorded during
the Mulu survey from lowland alluvial forest.
Biology. Yunus & Ho (1980) attributed host records to this name, but the
species has to be confirmed to be present in Peninsular Malaysia. The host
plants listed were Mangifera (Anacardiaceae), Eugenia (Myrtaceae)
and Nephelium (Sapindaceae).
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