luteipes Felder & Rogenhofer comb. n.
Pachyodes luteipes Felder
& Rogenhofer, 1875, Reise. öst. Fregatte Novara, 2: p1. 125.
Pingasa similis Moore, 1888, Descr. new. Indian lep.
Insects Colln Atkinson, p. 248.
Terpna luteipes enthusiastes Prout,
1927, Gross-Schmett Erde 12: 56.
Terpna luteipes Felder; Holloway, 1976: 60.
Diagnosis. The white wings very lightly striated and fasciated with black and
brown render this species the palest in the genus; only the forewing costa is
Taxonomic notes. L.
ruficosta Hampson stat. rev. (S. India) has sometimes been
considered a race of luteipes but the male genitalia are distinctive, the
valve with a basal spur on the costa twice as long as in luteipes and a
more broadly lobed distal margin and a small interior flap. A taxon in Sulawesi
with similar facies to luteipes is distinct, the male genitalia (slide
17156) having a more simple, thorn- shaped valve, lacking a basal spur.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Sundaland.
Habitat preference. L.
luteipes is commoner than the previous two species but distributed over a
similar altitude range in montane vegetation types.
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