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Agathodes modicalis Guenée, [1854]; PED 11

  • Taxonomy

    The holotype of Agathodes modicalis Guenée, 1854: 210; is from the ‘East Indies’.

    Syn. Agathodes sumatralis Swinhoe, 1906 TL Sumatra.

  • Description

    Wing length : 18mm. Most Agathodes spp. are extremely similar with pink, pale pastel green and brownish markings on the FW. They are difficult to separate. For difficulties of distinghishing between Agathodes spp. See comment under A.caliginosalis Snellen. This species is distinguishable from the latter by having a light coloured HW and from A. ostentalis Geyer by being larger with duller FW colours (RTS, 1994:190).

  • Distribution & Habitat

    South Africa, India (Sikkim), Burma [Myanmar], W. Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan Timur, Sumatra, Java (E & W), Mollucas, Sulawesi, Philippines, China (Yunnan). Lowland to Submontane; <1400m.

  • Life History & Pest Status

    The larvae have been recorded feeding on the foliage of Erythrina indica and E. vespertillio Fabaceae.

  • Similar spp.

    Agathodes caliginosalis Snellen

    Agathodes ostentalis Geyer

    Agathodes sp 12.

  • Unrelated Look-alikes

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  • References

    Guenée, A. (1854) Deltoïdes et pyralites. In Boisduval, J.A. & Guenée, A., Hist. nat. des Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid.) Vol. 8, 448pp. + 10 pls., Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret: Paris.

  • Genitalia

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  • DNA Barcode

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  • 3D Imaging

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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