Scea erasaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionA rare species, known from a single male and 14 female specimens, mostly from the slopes of the Andes in Junín and San Martín provinces of eastern Peru. Miller (2009) quotes Prout (1918) as noting that Scea erasa is a "beautiful mimic of Darna trigonata Warren [Arctiidae: Pericopini], which occurs with it at Pozuzo and Cushi." (Note that the generic name Darna Walker  is an invalid junior homonym of Darna Walker, 1862 (Limacodidae); Darna trigonata Warren, 1907 is a subjective junior synonym of Crocomela conscita (Druce, 1903)).
CharacteristicsVery similar to Scea bryki and an undescribed species from Machu Picchu in lacking black scales on the veins in the basal orange patch of the forewing.
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
Prout, LB. 1918. A provisional arrangement of the Dioptidae. Novitates Zoologicae 25, 395-429.
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