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Maxates coelataria Walker
Thalassodes coelataria Walker, 1861,List specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., 22: 552.
Maxates coelataria trychera Prout, 1933, Gross-Schmett. Erde 12: 111.

Maxates coelataria

The margins of both wings are strongly excavate in the spaces. The forewing costa is broadly pale buff, speckled darker, and a similar, fore- and hindwings.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion to Sundaland.

Habitat preference. The species is rare, the two specimens seen being from lowland forest.

Biology. Bell (MS) described the larva in S. India. It is cylindrical with the head capsule bifid, with similar conical, subdorsal processes that are quarter the size occurring on the prothorax. The colour is green, with small creamish pink dorsal triangles at the rear of each segment forming a longitudinal row, each triangle containing a dark dot. The mark on A2 is sometimes expanded longitudinally.

The larva sits on the edges of leaves and stalks, stick-like at an angle of forty five degrees. Pupation is in a cell within a folded leaf.

The host-plant recorded was Aporusa (Euphorbiaceae).

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