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Botyodes flavibasalis Moore, [1868]; PED 14

  • Taxonomy

    The holotype of Botyodes flavibasalis Moore, [1868a] 1867: 96. TL Bismark Arch. (New Pomerania) is in MfNH, Berlin.

    Syn. ssp. interruptalis Caradja 1934: 159.

  • Description

    Wing Length: 16mm. Apart from Botyodes brachytorna Hampson 1912: 3, TL New Guinea (Ekeikei), this is an unmistakeable sp. and not to be confused with the very different Aetholix flavibasalis. The deep purple brown wing margins contrast with the bright yellow of the wing bases and are highlighted with purple and grey metallic scale lines. The body is yellow apart from two black spots near the abdomen base and the terminal abdominal segments which are silvery purple. The large yellow tegulae each have a black spot. It differs from B. brachytorna in the extent of the metallic markings and the dark brown basal line on the FW being complete rather being divided into three spots. Both spp. have a black spot at the base of the FW costa. Males and females are very similar. The black valvae of the males have sparse hair scales.

  • Distribution & Habitat

    Sri Lanka, India, (Sikkim, Assam), Burma, W. Malaysia, Singapore, Sabah, Brunei, Indonesia (Sumatra, Irian Jaya), PNG. Philippines. China (Guangdong). Lowland, Primary & riparian forest and cultivated areas; <630m.

  • Life History & Pest Status

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  • Similar spp.

    Botyodes brachytorna

  • Unrelated Look-alikes

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  • References

    Moore, F. ([1868a] 1867 Jan) On the lepidopterous insects of Bengal. Part I, Proc. zool. soc. Lond: 1867: 44-98, Pls. 6 & 7.

    Caradja, A. Von & Meyrick, E.M., (1933). Materialien zu einer microlepidopteren-fauna Kwangtungs. Dt. Ent. Z. Iris, Dresden, 47: 123-167.

  • Genitalia

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  • Spare

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(1) Taxonomy, (2) Description, (3) Distribution & Habitat, (4) Life History & Pest Status, (5) Similar spp., (6) Unrelated Look-alikes, (7) References, (8) Genitalia, (9) DNA Barcode, (10) 3D Imaging, (11) Spare