Oxyptilus causodes n. sp.
♂,♀. 20 — 22mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen dark reddish-fuscous, face without tuft. Palpi long, slender. Forewings with segments narrow ; dark reddish-fuscous, slightly sprinkled with whitish-grey, especially on first segment ; an ochreous-whitish costal dot or small spot at middle of first segment, and a slender ochreous-whitish bar near its apex ; cilia fuscous, with numerous scattered blackish scales, forming a bar at lower angle of tip of first segment, rounded dark fuscous black-edged spots at tip of second and tornus, and two undefined projections on its dorsum. Hindwings with segments linear ; dark fuscous; cilia fuscous, on third segment mixed with black scales at base on both margins, with a large triangular black scale-tooth on lower margin at 3/4, and a small one beneath apex.
Nine specimens, Peradeniya, Ceylon, in August and October (Green). Larva feeds in fleshy fruits of Dillenia retusa, in August ; when about to pupate, it leaves the fruit and attaches itself to any neighbouring support (Green).