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Scea subcyanea Prout 1918

James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Scea

Introduction

Known from only two specimens at the time of publication of Miller's monograph (2009), this largest Scea species is endemic to southeastern Peru. Jim Miller discovered larvae and pupae apparently belonging to this species in the Cos˝ipata valley of southern Peru in April, 2010.

Characteristics

Easily distinguished from the superficially similar Scea gigantea by the uniformly dark, bluish-black scaling on the hindwings (Miller, 2009).

References

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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Scientific Name Scea subcyanea
Location Peru: Cuzco, S. H. Machu Picchu between Intipunco and Wa˝aywayna, 2700 m., 13░10-11' S, 72░32'W
Comments diurnal collecting
Reference Miller JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates. (Plate 34)
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By James S. Miller
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Collection MUSM
Collector O. Mielke
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Copyright © 2009
Scientific Name Scea subcyanea
Location Peru: Cuzco, Cos˝ipata Valley
Comments feeding on Passiflora sp.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By James S. Miller
Life Cycle Stage larva
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