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Lophophleps phoenicoptera Hampson comb. n. 
   
Acidalia phoenicoptera Hampson, 1896, Fauna. Br. India, Moths, 4: 562.
   
Sterrha phoenicoptera tuita Prout, 1938, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 12: 234.


Lophophleps phoenicoptera
(x 1.16)

Lophophleps phoenicoptera
(x 1.16)


Diagnosis.
The fasciae are browner tints of purple and yellow than in the other two species, the yellow fasciae almost as broad as the darker ones. The male hindwing anal angle is very strongly produced.

Geographical range. Sri Lanka, India; Peninsular Malaysia, Java, Borneo (ssp. tuita).

Habitat preference. A long series has been taken on G. Santubong in northern Sarawak near Kuching, at elevations of 100m and 300m. Single specimens from lower montane forest on limestone at 900m on G. Api, and from stunted hill forest at 1200m on Bukit Monkobo, Sabah, are the only ones seen from montane zones.

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