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Meanings and phrases
- of or relating to or near a rib
- the cartilages that connect the sternum and the ends of the ribs; its elasticity allows the chest to move in respiration
- groove between the ribs where the nerves and blood vessels are
- The males have a tooth-like projection on the costal edge of the wing.
- Very similar to the preceding [ "S. telephassa" ], especially in the female sex but with the reddish yellow band of the forewing with the proximal edge less straight, neither being interrupted below the apical ocellus as in the "pelopea"- forms , nor strongly constricted as in "telephassa".The band of the hindwing more even than in "telephassa", almost reaching the costal edge.
- The moths forewings are mainly dark-brown with a yellow band along the costal margin.
- The hindwings are concolorous to the forewings, but yellowish white on the costal margin.
- There is a prominent white patch on the costal margin of each wing, followed by a red mark.
- Forewing: a short streak along dorsal margin, two broad streaks united at base in interspace 1, the upper one curved, a broad streak in cell with an outwardly indented detached spot beyond it in apex, a slender costal streak, two large discal spots inwardly pointed, outwardly truncate, three elongate spots beyond apex of cell and four or five elongate preapical spots beyond them, finally a subterminal and a terminal series of spots decreasing in size towards apex of wing.
- Fore wing with the fulvous outer half of costal area.
- Basal costal area and the broad postmedial curved band whitish.
- Blackish marks are found on the costal area in the base of the submedial, medial and submedial lines.