Scoturopsis TS = Scoturopsis basilineaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
- Scoturopsis basilinea
- Scoturopsis franclemonti
- Scoturopsis coras
- Scoturopsis flaviplaga
- Scoturopsis unifascia
IntroductionThis genus is endemic to Andean cloud forests from Colombia to Bolivia. Larvae feed on Chusquea bamboo (Poaceae).
Although the species of this genus exhibit a variety of wing patterns, they share other morphological features that unite them as a clade. These include (Miller, 2009):
- unpectinated, setose antennae
- short labial palpi
- FW discal cell long, stridulatory organ absent (in males)
- frons swollen, bulging forwards (a uniquely derived synapoorphy of the genus)
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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