SUBFAMILY HADENINAE
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Callopistria rivularis Walker
Callopistria rivularis
Walker, 1857, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 12: 867.
Eriopus xanthopera Hampson, 1908, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 7:545, syn. n.
Eriopus cyclopis Hampson, 1908, Ibid. 7: 547, syn. n.
Callopistria rivularis Walker; Holloway, 1976: 12.


Callopistria rivularis
(Sulawesi)


Diagnosis.
See C. maillardi Guenee.

Taxonomic note. The taxa brought into synonymy above show minor differences in facies but have identical male genitalia, with a distinctive feature of a strong cornutus in the aedeagus vesica. The taxa xanthopera and cyclopis could be applied at a subspecific level to S. Indian with Sri Lankan populations and Australasian populations respectively.

Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics east to Solomons.

Habitat preference.
Material taken on G. Kinabalu was mostly from a cultivated area with forest remnants at 1200 (Bundu Tuhan). A specimen has also been taken in lowland forest (300m) in Brunei.

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