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Pseuderosia cristata Snellen 
Pseuderosia cristata Snellen, 1889, Tijdschr. Ent., 32: 15.

Pseuderosia cristata

Pseuderosia cristata

See the generic description and the diagnosis of Pseuderosia desmierdechenoni sp. n..

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. This is a lowland species, probably more frequent in forested localities.

Biology. Steiner (in litt.) has reared cristata from the palm, Korthalsia rigida, in Peninsular Malaysia. The larva is illustrated above. It is variegated black and pinkish red, with slender pink scoli and white spots and bars. The head is red over the front half, posteriorly black. In addition to the normal scoli, there are four dark red, setose, balloon-like processes at around A2-3, two on each side adjacent to each other subdorsally. The species has also been reared from oil palm (Elaeis) in Sumatra (R. Desmier de Chenon, pers. comm.)

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