(syn. Erythropitta Ϯ Blue-banded Pitta E. arquata) L. monile, monilis necklace; genus Pitta Vieillot, 1816, pitta; "[subgenus] Monilipitta. b". Bright blue pectoral scolloped band . . .21. P. arcuata. ... PITTA ARCUATA. NECKLACED PITTA. ... Forehead, lores, and throat reddish buff; crown, nape, and breast rich rusty red; over (but posteriorly to) the eye a lovely stripe of blue, as in P. granatina; a broken tooth-like bar of the same beautiful hue across the breast, separating the rich rusty red of the chest from the deep scarlet of the abdomen" (Elliot 1893).