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Rhombophylla edentata Hampson comb. n.  
Epiplema edentata Hampson, 1895, Fauna Br. India, Moths, 3:125.

Rhombophylla edentata

The wing shape and obliquely banded grey and white fades are unmistakable.

Geographical range. India, Thailand, Borneo, Java.

Habitat preference. Only two specimens have been taken in Borneo, both from lowland dipterocarp forest: at the Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah; at the Kuala Belalong Field Centre, Ulu Temburong, Brunei.

Biology. The species has been reared in India by Bell (MS). Bell described the larva as 'a featureless, grubby, small, thin-skinned little thing of cylindrical shape'. It is pale violet, shaded greenish and with a yellowish tinge. The spiracles are ringed black. The pupa is claviform, dumpy, with eight short, fine, hooked shaftlets on the cremaster.

The larvae feed gregariously in rows on the edges of leaves and fall off easily if disturbed. Pupation is in a cell consisting of a filigree network of yellow silks between leaves, on the ground or in a crevice.

The host-plants are Olea and Linociera (Oleaceae).

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