Eupithecia melanolopha Swinhoe,
1895, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 16: 296.
Eupithecia melanolopha Swinhoe;
Diagnosis. The rather straight white fasciation with a broadly dark triangular area
based on the forewing costa and extending to the discal spot and postmedial are
distinctive features. There are subtornal white expansions to the submarginal on
Geographical range. Indian Subregion, Taiwan, Japan, Borneo, Java, Bali.
Habitat preference. The species is infrequent from 1500m to 2110m on G.
Kinabalu, and a single specimen has been taken at 1780m on G. Mulu.
Biology. In Japan the host-plant is Stephania (Menispermaceae) introduced
from Taiwan (Inoue, 1979, 1988).
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