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Thalassodes viridifascia Swinhoe  
Thalassodes viridifascia Swinhoe, 1908, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8), 1: 66.
Thalassodes viridifascia Swinhoe; Holloway, 1976: 62.

Thalassodes viridifascia

This species is immediately recognisable by the strong, but diffuse, green and white barring to the wings.

Taxonomic notes. A similar taxon from Sulawesi, (slide 17561) and Seram is probably best treated as a subspecies of viridifascia. The male genitalia are very similar, but the Sulawesi species dissected has a single, rather than multiply spined distal spur, and squarer, less marginally serrate basal sclerotisation to the valve.

Geographical range. Borneo; Sulawesi, Seram.

Habitat preference. The species is very rare, known from G. Kinabalu only. A single female was taken at 1050m at Kundasan in 1965 (Holloway, 1976).

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