Scea torridaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionThis rare species is known from just four modern (1983) specimens collected by Claude Lamaire and Paul Thiaucourt at a single dry forest locality in southeastern Ecuador, as well as one vaguely labeled historical specimen in the Oxford Natural History Museum. Larvae have not been discovered.
CharacteristicsScea torrida is simillar to, and apparently closely-related to, Scea angustimargo. The two species share an orange stripe on the anterior margin of the hindwing, relatively large and bulging eyes, and synapomorphies of the male genitalia (Miller 2009).
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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