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Scoturopsis Hering 1925 TS = Scoturopsis basilinea

James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Dioptini


This genus is endemic to Andean cloud forests from Colombia to Bolivia. Larvae feed on Chusquea bamboo (Poaceae).


Although the species of this genus exhibit a variety of wing patterns, they share other morphological features that unite them as a clade. These include (Miller, 2009):



Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.

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