Loepa megacore Jordan
Loepa megacore Jordan, 1911, Novit. Zool., 18: 132.
Loepa megacore Jordan; Allen, 1981: 114; Lampe, 1985: 10.
Loepa katinka sensu Holloway, 1976: 85.
Diagnosis. This species is larger than sikkima and is best distinguished
from it and katinka Westwood by the absence of pink in the subbasal line
of the forewing, or only a hint of it; the subbasal is also more heavily
black and irregular in course.
Geographical range. Sundaland.
Habitat preference. Most specimens have been taken in upper montane forest
on G. Kinabalu and G. Mulu, but the only record for Brunei was in lowland
forest in Ulu Temburong.
Nassig (in press, a) has described the larva. It is typical of the genus
but with the lateral triangular patches darker green than in other
species, their anterior angles white.
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