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waved line. Underside bright chestnut-brown, the outrr an 'a

$ . Without the purple suffusion on the fore wing, and much
more pink suffusion.

Hob. Sikhim. Exp., rf 64, $> 74 millim.

SECT. II. (Prismosticta). Fore wing with vein 8 given off near the
apex ; 10 present.

64. Apha fenestrata, fatl. A. M. N. H. (5) vi, 1880, p. 68; id III.

Het. vi, pi. 106, fig. 5; C. $ S. no. 1107.

$ . Head, thorax, and abdomen red-brown ; thorax with an olive
tinge. Fore wing olive-brown ; the costal and outer an -as pair;
two medial indistinct angled brown lines; a brown line on <li-< <>-
cellulars ; two oblique postmedial lines, angled below the costa ;m<l
waved towards inner margin ; apex grey, with a triangular hyaline
patch. Hind wing red-brown ; a line on discocellulars and two
slightly waved postmedial brown lines.

Hob, Sijthim. fixp. 50 millim.

Genus APONA.
Apona, Wlk. Cat. vii, p. 1762 (185<>).

Type, A. cashmirensis, Koll.

Range. N.W. Himalayas, Nilgiris, Shevaroys ; Ceylon.

Palpi slight, porrect, and very hairy. Antenna with the branches
very long and slender in the male, shorter in the female. Legs
with the spurs very long. Fore wing broad, with the outer margin
rounded ; the discocellulars nearly straight ; veins 7, 8, 9 stalked.
Hind wing with the discoceliulars angled below vein 5, which is
given off near upper angle of cell ; veins 6 and 7 from the angle.

SECT. I. Fore wing with the apex more or less produced.

65. Apona cashmirensis, Koll Hilg. Kasch. iv, p. 472, pi. 21, fig. 4;

C. $ S. no. 1349.
Apona pallida, Wlk. Cat. vii, p. 763 ; C. 8f S. no. 13oO.



d 1 . Head, thorax, and abdomen red-brown ; shaft of antennae
white. Wings pale red-brown. Fore wing with an indistinct
waved subbasal line ; a black spot at end of cell ; an oblique medial
line, with three indistinct waved lines beyond it ; a double post-
medial line with the interspace pale ; a waved submarginal line,

Fig. 34. Apona cashmirensis, c? . T

the space between it and the postmedial line darker ; the nervules
dark from the medial to submarginal line. Hind wing with no
subbasal line ; the other lines curved. Cilia of both wings dark.

. Pale greyish white ; the markings as in male.

Hal. N.W. Himalayas ; Sikhim. Exp., 3 114, $ 96 rnillim.

SECT. II. Fore wing with the apex not produced.

66. Apona plumosa, Moore, P. Z. S. 1872, p. 579 ; Hmpsn. III. Het.

viii, pi. 142, fig. 12 j C. 8? S. no. 1351.

c? . Differs from cashmirensis in being darker red-brown. Fore
wing with the medial line curved below the costa ; but faint traces
of the waved lines ; the postmedial line whitish inwardly, rufous
outwardly ; the outer area darker, without a waved line, the veins
crossing it rufous. Hind wing with the waved and postmedial
lines almost obsolete ; the outer area dark, without a waved line.

$ . The waved medial lines more distinct on both wings ; the
postmedial line dark brown.

Hab. Mlgiri plateau. Escp., rf 94, $ 102 rnillim.

67. Apona shevaroyensis, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 373 ;

C. $ S. no. 1352.

(S . Differs from plumosa in being duller brown ; fore wing with
the antemedial line obsolete ; the medial and postmedial lines more
oblique ; the waved lines more distinct.

Hab. Nilgiri plateau ; Shevaroys ; Ceylon. Exp. 134 inillim.



Eupterote, Hilbn. Verz. p. 187 (1818).
Murlida, Moore, Lep. E. I. C. p. 422 (1857).
Brachytera, Feld. Reis. Nov. pi. 95, fig. 1 (1874).
Horanpella, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii. p. 143 (1883).
Leptojana, Butl. III. Het. v, p. 68 (1881).
Pachyjana, Butl. III. Het. v, p. 69 (1881).
Spalyria, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 370.
Messata, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1107 (1855).

Type, E. fabia, Cram.

Range. Throughout India, Ceylon, and Burma ; Sumatra, Java,

Palpi very slight and porrect. Antennae with the branches
moderately long. Legs somewhat hairy. Eore wing broad, the
outer margin rounded ; the discocellulars angled below vein 5 ;
vein 6 stalked with 7, 8, and 9, or from the cell. Hind wing with
the discocellulars angled below vein 5 ; veins 6 and 7 stalked or
from angle of cell.

SECT. I. Female without patches of raised scales.

68. Eupterote undata, Blanch., J<tcq. }'</. ///,//, z,,ui. ///.<. j.. i'; 1 ,, pi. l,

fig. 8; C.$S. no. 1 JK).
Dreata undifera. H '//,-. Cat. iv, p. 904.
Eupterote nigricans, Moon-, Tram. l-:,,t. Soc. 1884, p. 365 ; C. $ S.

no. l:;'.7.

Eupterote diabolica, ,sW///<. /'. '/. s. l>sr,. ,,. :>,();}; C. $ S. no. 1381.
Eupterote hirauta, Swinh. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1891, p. 139.
Eupterote variegata, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 302; C. $ S.

no. 1411.
Eupterote sinuata, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 363; C. \ -V

no. 1404.
Eupterote caliginosa, Moore, Tram. Ent. ,SW-. 1>*I. p. .",(57; C. 8f S.

no. ]:J7i ) .
Eupterote subdita, Moore, Tram. Ent. M>c. lss|. p. :{(J1 ; C. $ S.

no. 1405.
Eupterote vinosa, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 361 ; C. 8f S.

no. 14lL'.
Eupterote affinis, Moore, Tram. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 369; C. Sf S.

no. 1368.
Kupterote cupreipennis, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 361 ;

C. Sf S. no. 1379.
Eupterote invalida, Butl. III. Het. v, p. 68, pi. 97, figs. 3, 4 ; C. $ S.

no. 1391.
Eupterote persimilis, Moore, Tram. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 368 ; C. 8f S.

no. 1401.
Dreata taooensis, Moore, P. Z. S. 1878, p. 848, pi. 53, fig. 7 ; C.$ S.

no. 1407.
Eupterote similis, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 369; C. $ S.

no. 1403.
Eupterote castanoptera, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 365 :

C. Sf S. no. 1374.
Eupterote cinnamomea, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 368 ;

C. & S. no. 1375.


Eupterote consimilis, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 364 ; C. fy S.

no. 1377.
Eupterote dissimilis, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 368 ; C. $ S.

no. 1384.
Eupterote assimilis, Moore (dissimilis misprint), Trans. Ent. Soc.

1884, p. 363.
Eupterote griseipennis, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 362 ; C.fyS.

no. 1386.
Dreata imbecilis, Wlk. Cat. iv, p. 905 ; Eutl. III. Het. v, pi. 97, fig. 2 ;

C. 8f S. no. 1389.

Eupterote ignavus, Swinh. P. Z. S. 1886, p. 440 ; C. $ S. no. 1388.
Eupterote suffusa, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 362 ; C. $ S.

no. 1406.
Eupterote fraterna, Moore, P. Z. S. 1888, p. 406 ; Eutl. III. Het. vii,

pi. 123, fig. 1 ; C. 8f S. no. 1385 A.
Eupterote decorata, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 369 ; C. 8f S.

no. 1380.

Fore wing with eight indistinct waved lines, any or all of which
may become obsolete, this occurring in similarly coloured specimens
from the same locality ; two postmedial lines which are always
present, with a highly waved line beyond them ; some forms have
three dark spots below the costa between the postmedial and waved
lines and two towards inner margin. Hind wing without lines on
basal area ; five waved lines before the two postmedial lines ; some
spots between the postmedial and waved lines, which may be obso-
lete or become a complete series.

The form niyricans=diabolica, from Jubbulpore, Saugor, Bel-
gaum ( c? 110 millim.), is the darkest ; umber-brown, with all the
lines and spots inside the waved line present.

Sinuata, from the Himalayas ( $ 116 millim.), has the ground-
colour paler umber-brown, especially between the postmedial and
waved lines ; the markings similar.

Undata=undifera = vinosa = affinis, from Jubbulpore and Sikhim
( J 94-102, $ 106 millim.), has a slightly redder tinge, the collar
in some specimens yellowish ; female with the ground-colour
redder or yellowish.

Caliginosa, from Jubbulpore ( d" 82 millim.), is dusky brown, the
submarginal spots well defined.

Subdita, from Jubbulpore ( J 82 millim.), is a small dark red-
brown form, the collar yellowish.

Hirsuta, from Khandalla ( tf 110 millim.), has the collar yellow,
wings with the ground-colour yellow and much suffused with reddish
umber so as to obscure the waved lines ; the spot near inner margin
of fore wing black and conspicuous.

Variegata, from Jubbulpore ( c? 92 millim.), is redder in tone,
the spot indistinct.

Cupreipennis, from Madras ( J and <j>- 110 millim.), is nearest
undata, but has a reddish-coppery tinge ; the male has a large
black patch on the middle of the costa of the fore wing ; the
female paler, with the markings rather indistinct.

Invalida = taooensis=imbecilis= cinncimomea = similis = consimilis


=castanoptera=persimilis, from throughout India and Burma
( d" 78, $ 90 millim.), is paler cinnamon-brown, with no spots in-
side the waved line ; the collar yellowish ; female redder.

Dissimilis = suffusa = iynavus = assimilis = griseipennis t from
N.W. India and Mhow ( d 1 81-94, $ 94 millim.), has spots inside
the waved line.

Fraterna, from Dharmsala ( J 90 millim.), is pale vinous brown,
with the waved lines obsolescent, except one medial line on lure

Decorata, from the Punjab ( d 92 millim.), has the ground-colour
yellow ; the red-brown markings broad and prominent ; apex of
fore wing suffused with red-brown.

Hob. Throughout N. India, and as far south as the Nilgiris ;
Burma. Exp. 74-110 millim.

69. Eupterote fabia, ('nun. /',///. R,-,,t, \\\, pi. i'oO \\ \ C. $ S. no. 1385.
Eupterote gyra, Swinh. P.Z.S. 1885, p. 303 ; C. ^Y \ no. 13>7.
Eupterote alterata, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. :jr,r, : ('. \ s.

no. 1369.
Eupterote discordans, Vutl. 111. HH. v, p. <:;. pi. r,, iio>. r,, 7 ; ( : A .s 1 .

no. 1383.

Eupterote mutans, Wlk. Cat. i\ . p. ( .'<)i ; C. ^ S. no. l.'5'.x;.
Eupterote auritiua, Afoo/v, Trn*. i:t. <s-r. 1>>|. ],. :;;i : C. ^ /S.

no. 1371.
Eupterote immutata, Jtfoo/v, T/'awij. i'nf. /Sbc. 1884, p. 366 ; C. # S.

no. 1390.
Eupterote permutata, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 3r.< : r. ,V .V.

no. 1400.

Eupterote fasciata, Moore, Lep. Cci//. iii. }). o41, ])1. I'll', ti-r. 1.
Eupterote ochripicta, Moore, P. Z. 6'. li^7!. p. -110; Z<^. Oy/. ii.

pi. 136, figs. 1, 1 a, b (larva) ; C. b -V. IK.. l:Jl>!>.
Eupterote lucia, ^wf/. ^. M . N. H. (5) xvi, 1885, p. 340, pi. 8, fig. 4 ;

C. 8f S. no. 13,)-;.

d" . Differs from umlata in having the ground-colour bright

$ of some forms brown, as in umlata, in others suffused with
bright red-brown, in others yellow.

The line drawn between the falia and umlata sets of forms is
purely artificial, and merely for convenience.

The form discordans, from Calcutta ( rf 80-94, $ 8S millim.), has
the male bright yellow, the waved lines, postmedial lines, and
outer waved line very prominent ; the yellow may have an olive
tinge, or the head, thorax, abdomen, and base and outer margin of
fore wing may be yellow, whilst the whole medial area is suffused
with umber-brown ; the female is brown, and similar to that sex
of invalida.

Muta)is=immutata=permutata=auriflua, from Sikhim, Nepal,
Malabar (d 94, $ 106 millim.), is yellow, the wared lines almost
obsolete, the postmedial lines and spots red-brown ; female much
more suffused with red.


Alterata, from Sikhim ( rf 112 milliin.), is brighter yellow ; all
the markings indistinct, except the spots within the waved line of
the fore wing ; female brown.

Fig. 35. Eupterotefabia, J. }.

Fabia, from Madras ( 3 90 millim.), is chrome-yellow, the waved
lines of both wings obsolescent ; the inner postmedial line very
strongly marked, the spots below the costa of fore wing forming a
blotch ; hind wing with the waved outer line obsolete.

Gyra, from Belgaum ( $ 102 millim.), has the spots towards
inner margin of fore wing and waved outer line of hind wing

Ochripicta=fasdata, from Ceylon ( rf 130, $ 116-130 millim.),
has the spots below the costa of fore wing separate ; in the female
the colour is mustard-yellow, the waved lines coming out very
strongly red-brown, or both wings may be almost wholly suffused
with bright chestnut, so as to obscure the markings ; head, thorax,
and abdomen yellowish brown.

Larva of the form ocliripicta is dark purplish brown ; dorsal tufts
of long and short hair ; lateral and sublateral short tufts ; three
paired series of white dots on each somite ; a series of red sub-
dorsal spots on 5th to llth somites.

Cocoon pale brown.

Hab. Sikhim ; throughout N. and S. India ; Ceylon. Exp. 90-
130 millim.

70. Eupterote mollifera, Wlk. Cat. xxxii, p. 376 ; C. $ S. no. 1394.
Apha flava, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 359; C. % S. no. 1341.
Tagora anthereata, Wlk. Cat. xxxii, p. 512.


Bomochroa ornata, Feld. Eeis. Nov. pi. 94, fig. 3.

Tagora discrepans, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 360 ; C. $ S.

no. 1355.
Eupterote contaminata, Moore, Tram. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 868 j

C. 8f S. no. 1378.
Eupterote mollis, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 367 ; C. $ S.

no. 1395.
Eupterote todara, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 364 ; C. $ S.

no. 1408.

Eupterote rufodisca, Hmpsn. EL Het. viii, p. 64, pi. 142, fig. 11.
Eupterote flavia, Hmpsn. III. Net. viii, p. 64, pi. 142, fig. 10.
Eupterote rectifascia, Hmpsn. III. Het. viii, p. 65, pi. 142, fig. 4.
Eupterote lativittata, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 367 ; C. $ S.

no. 1392.

Eupterote canaraica, Moore, P. Z. S. 1879, p. 410 ; C. $ S. no. 1373.
Eupterote nilgirica, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 77 ; C. 8f S. no. 1398.

Differs from fabia in being smaller, with the ground-colour
always yellow or drab in both sexes, often more or less suffused
with rufous ; the fore wing has at most five waved lines within
the double postmedial lines, one of which is often obsolete ; the
hind wing three lines at most within the postmedial lines ; the
outer waved line and spots within it variable.

The form discrepans = contaminata, from Bombay and Can am
( d" 84 millim.), has the thorax suffused with rufous; ton- wing
with the rufous waved lines obsolete on the di>k and inner margin;
neither wing with spots inside the outer waved line, but a rufous
suffusion between it and the outer postmedial line ; a rufous spot
on inner margin of hind wing near the base ; cilia dark rufous-

Mollif era =fon>a=antJiereata= ornata, from the Nilgiris and Cey-
lon ( ^ 64, $ 80 millim.), has, in the male, the fore wing more
uniformly suffused with brownish rufous ; the spots inside the
outer waved line of both wings present, those towards the costa
of fore wing grey ; female yellower, with the grey spots larger and
forming a more complete series.

Mollis=todara, from Bombay and the Nilgiris (J 64, $ 72
millim.), has the cilia yellow, the postmedial lines indistinct, the
black spots near inner margin of fore wing prominent, the inner
postmedial line of hind wing nearer the base ; its variety rufo-
disca, from the Nilgiris ( rf 68 millim.), has the costa and whole
medial area of fore wing suffused with rufous.

Flavia, from the Nilgiris ( <$ 72 millim.), is much paler yellow ;
the spots within the outer waved line of both wings dark, not grey;
cilia of fore wing brown below the apex.

Rectifascia, from the Nilgiris ( 3 TOmilliin.), is pale dull brown,
the markings indistinct, except the inner postmedial line of both
wings, which appears as a strong dark line.

Canaraica=lativittata, from Bombay, Canara, and the Nilgiris
(84 millim.), has the male yellow, much suffused with red-brown,
the outer margin of both wings red-brown ; female brownish
ochreous, the fore wing with one subbasal, and both wings with one


medial waved line ; the postmedial line, the spots, and outer waved
line prominent.

Nilgirica is without the postmedial waved line.

Larva of the form mollifera is whitish speckled with black;
dorsal tufts of black hairs on each somite arising from a whitish
hump ; a dorsal blue-black band ; a subdorsal pinkish band tra-
versed by a grey line ; a series of small lateral black spots ; sub-
lateral area purplish grey with long hairs ; stigmata and legs pink ;
head black.

Hob. Throughout S. India and Ceylon. Exp. 64-84 millim.

71. Eupterote flavicollis, Guer. Voy. Deless. Hist. Nat. p. 94, pi. 27,

fig. 1 ; C.8f8. no. 1415.
Bombyx collaris, Guer. Voy. Deless. Hist. Nat. p. 95 ; C. $ S.

no. 1414.
Bombyx adolphsei, Guer. Voy. Deless. Hist. Nat. p. 96 ; C. % S.

no. 1413.

S . Differs from typical mollifera in the thorax being red-brown.
Fore wing with five or six waved lines before the postmedial line,
which is curved ; the grey spots take the form of a complete waved
band and are further from the postmedial line ; between the line and
grey band is a conjoined series of dark spots, those towards inner
margin largest. Hind wing with a single postmedial curved line,
and sometimes medial and outer lines. Underside with medial,
postmedial, and outer waved lines.

$ . Eeddish brown ; the collar not yellow ; abdomen brown ;
both wings with an indistinct postmedial line ; fore wing with the
submarginal grey band nearly straight.

The form adolplicei is dark brown, the collar yellow 7 , the fore
wing suffused with grey ; flavicollis is yellowish grey-brown ;
collaris paler and redder.

Hub. Nilgiri plateau. Exp., 3 60-72, $ 75 millim.

72. Eupterote diffusa, Wlk. Cat. xxxii, p. 374 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii,

pi 135, fig. 2; C. 8r S. no. 1382.

c? . Differs from mollifera in having the head brown ; the thorax,
abdomen, and wings vary in colour from greyish white to dull
ochreous brown ; the postmedial line single, curved on both wings,
and much nearer the margin ; the waved lines fairly distinct or
obsolescent, as are the spots and outer waved line ; cilia brown.

Bob. Ceylon. Exp. 66 millim.

73. Eupterote primularis, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 371 ;
C. $ S. no. 1421.

c? . Differs from diffusa in being very pale primrose-yellow ;
both wings without waved lines near the base; a well-marked
medial line, which is curved and waved on the fore wing, waved


on the hind wing. Fore wing with the postmedial line yellow-
brown, straight, oblique, and arising from the costa near the apex ;
the two spots towards inner margin prominent ; the outer line
more or less prominent ; the costa yellow-brown. Hind wing with
the postmedial line curved, the spots and outer waved line some-
what indistinct.

Hal. Nilgiris, S. slopes, 3000 feet. Exp. 58 rnillim.

74. Eupterote geminata, Wlk. Cat. iv, p. 907 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii,

pi. 137, figs. 2, 2 a: C. Sf S. no. 1419.

? Phalaerm petosiris, Cram. Pap. Exot. iv, pi. 397 D ; C. $ S. no. 1402.
Dreata anada, Moore, Lep. E. I. C. pi. 365 ; C. $ S. 110. 1:;70.
Brachytera phalaenaria, Feld. Reis. Nov. pi. 95, tig. 1 ; C. $ S.

no. 1420.
Horanpella placida, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii, p. 143, pi. 137, figs. 1, 1 a ;

C. $ S. no. 1332.
Dreata lineata, Wlk. Cat. iv, p. 907 ; C. $ S. no. 1430.

d . Fore wing with a single medial indistinct slightly curved
line ; both wings with a prominent postmedial slightly curved line.

$ . Duller, the medial line of fore wing absent.

Typical i/t m i until is bright ochreous yellow; one or two pro-
minent dark spots below the costa of fore wing and two towards
inner margin. Hind wing with similar but less prominent spots.
In ana -In ami />/ni/ti inirin these spots are absent; jtlnc'nln is suf-
fused with dull brown, the spots present, but not prominent ; one
$ has the head and thorax fuscous ; lineata has the spots ahsi-nt.

Hob. N. India; Canara ; Ceylon. Exp. t d 58, $ 66-80

75. Eupterote minor, Moore ; Cotes, Museum Notes, ined.

d . Differs from geminata in the two lines of the fore wing bcin^
more erect and curved below the costa ; the two lines of the hind
wing more curved and less oblique. Head yellowish.

The colour varies from pale dull ochreous to pale reddish, the
latter with traces of the submarginal line to both wings.

$ . Dark red-brown ; the Hues of both wings further apart ; a
dark spot on the inner line of fore wing at end of cell ; cilia grey
at tips.

Hab. Shwebo, Burma. Exp., d 46-55, $ 50 millim.

76. Eupterote lineosa, ink. Cat. \i, p. 1440 ; Bull III. Het. \, pi. 96.

tig. 9 ; C.8f S. no. 1418.

Murlida fraterna, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 371 j C. $ S.
no. 1417.

Fore wing with the postmedial line single, almost straight, and
oblique, with at most live waved lines before it ; the two spots
beyond it towards costa and two towards inner margin generally
present ; the outer waved line indistinct.


The colour varies from pale primrose-yellow to bright ochreous

Hob. Nepal ; Sikhim ; Nilgiris ; Ceylon. Exp., rf 70-82,
85-90 millim.

77. Eupterote undans, Wlk. Cat. iv, p. 905 ; Butl. III. Het. v, pi. 97,

fig. 6 ; C.Sf S. no. 1409.

S . Head, thorax, and abdomen reddish brown ; wings grey-
brown irrorated with dark scales. Pore wing with six highly
waved lines. Hind wing with three nearly straight indistinct lines
and a highly waved submarginal line.

Hob. Mahableshwar ; Bangalore ; Assam ; Nilgiris. Exp.
60 millim.

78. Eupterote testacea, wik. Cat. iv, p. 906 ; Butl. III. Het. v, pi. 97,

fig. 1 ; C. $ S. no. 1416.

Head and thorax fulvous yellow; abdomen and wings pale
ochreous yellow. Fore wing crossed by two antemedial and two
medial, nearly straight indistinct dark lines ; a double postmedial
similar line, the inner line well defined ; a waved submarginal
line ; the basal and outer areas irrorated with dark scales. Hind
wing with an antemedial line ; a double postmedial line ; a diffused
submarginal curved line.

Hob. Cachar ; Sylhet ; Khasis ; Bernardmyo, Burma. Exp.,
$ 68, $ 86 millim.

79. Eupterote translata, Swirih. P.Z. S. 1885, p. 304, pi. 21, fig. 5:

C. fy S. no. 1434.

c? . Differs from testacea in being pale ochreous brown. Fore
wing with antemedial, medial, and postmedial indistinct lines ; the
prominent postmedial line single ; the submarginal line nearer the
margin. Hind wing without the antemedial line ; the postmedial
line single and straighter ; the submarginal line better defined.

Hab. Satara ; Poona ; Nilgiris. Exp. 54 millim.

80. Eupterote flavida, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 372 ; C. & S.

no. 1428.
Messata acinea, Swinh. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1891, p. 141.

Colour yellow, in typical flavida with a slight ruddy tinge.
Pore wing crossed by three slightly curved oblique bands of
blackish scales from near the apex to inner margin, towards which
they diverge ; the middle band often obsolete.

Hob. N. Canara; Khandala; Nilgiris. Exp. 74 millim.

81. Eupterote plumipes, wik. Cat. iv, p. 907; C. $ S. no. 1431;

Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii, pi. 133, fig. 5.
Messata rubiginosa, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1108.

Messata quadrifasciata., Moore, P. Z. S. 1879, p. 409 ; C.$S. no. 1432.
Messata similis, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii, p. 139, pi. 133, fig. 4 ; C. fy S.

no. 1433.


c? . Fore wing with three indistinct waved medial bands ; an
oblique dark band from apex to centre of inner margin ; a sub-
marginal indistinct band. Hind wing with traces of medial and
submarginal bands in some specimens.

$ . Fore wing with the medial waved lines and submarginal line
very indistinct.

The colour in typical plumipes is reddish brown, in the female
very dark vinous brown ; in the form quadrifasciata brownish
ochreous, in similis and (enescens yellow.

Hob. Ceylon. Exp., 3 64, $ 70 millim.

82. Eupterote vialis, Moore, P. Z. S. 1879, p. 409 ; id. Lep. Ceyl. ii,

pi. 134, fig. 4 ; C. Sf S. no. 1436.

^ . Differs from plumipes in the hairs of the thorax being tipped
with yellow. Fore wing without the medial and submargiual lines ;
the oblique band inwardly dark brown, outwardly yellow.
Hob. Ceylon. Exp. 71 millim.

SECT. II. Female with patches of raised scales at outer angle of
fore wing on underside and at apex of hind wing on upper-

83. Eupterote citrina, ink. Cat. iv, p. 905; C. $ S. no. 1376.

3 . Antennae rufous ; head, collar, and prothorax fuscous ; meso-
and metathorax pale yellowish white; abdomen pale mMi>h
brown clothed with yellow hair: wings uniform pale yellouish

$? . Antennae, head, and thorax yellowish white ; the patches of
raised scales ochreous.

Hab. Deccan ; Bombay ; Central India, and ? Sikhim. Exp.,
$ 84, $ 50-80 millim.

84. Eupterote unicolor, Hmpm. 111. Net. viii. ].. <;:,. v \. \.\->, tig. 8.

S . Head, thorax, and abdomen red-brown. Wings vinous red-
brown ; an almost obsolete postmedial line, curved below the costa,
and with traces of some spots beyond it ; the abdomen and costa of
hind wing sometimes yellowish.

$ . Paler ; fore wing with antemedial and medial lines curved
below the costa ; both wings with the postmedial line, but no spots
beyond ; the patches of raised scales vinous.

'Bah. Madras; Nilgiris. Exp., 3 72, $ 68 millim.

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