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Scopelodes sericea Butler, 1880

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Ref: Solovyev, A.V. & T.J. Witt, 2009: The Limacodidae of Vietnam. Entomofauna Supplement 16: 33-229.

His comments. The species (sericea) is separated from other congeners by bronzy yellow groundcolour, dark yellow tufts of third segment of labial palps, the forewings with longitudinalblack-shaded field, transverse light-shaded field and yellow fascia near Cu-stem; apex ofabdomen is grayish, not deep black (Colour plate 12, fig. 6).

  1. OD: Scopelodes sericea BUTLER, 1880, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 6: 63. Type locality: [China]. Type: Fem (BMNH).
  2. [accessed 01 February 2018]
  3. Solovyev, A.V. & T.J. Witt, 2009: The Limacodidae of Vietnam. Entomofauna Supplement 16: 33-229. (Colour plate 12, fig. 6).
  4. Hampson, G. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. Pg. 374, # 818. 

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Anonymous. 2021. Scopelodes sericea Butler, 1880. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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