Scea discinota described in ThirmidaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionA relatively large Scea, endemic to the mountains of western Venezuela, near Merida. Larvae feed on Passiflora bauhiniflora. Miller (2009) notes remarkable mimetic convergence between S. discinota and the sympatric pericopine arctiid Thirmidarctia thermidoides (Talbot).
CharacteristicsSister taxon to the very similar Colombian S. dimidiata, but differing by the slightly less extensive orange patches on the wings.
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
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