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Luxiaria tephrosaria Moore
Acidalia tephrosaria Moore, 1867, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1867: 643.
Luxiaria tephrosaria? ichnaea Prout, 1932, J. fed. Malay States Mus., 17: 88.

Luxiaria tephrosaria

See diagnosis of L. emphatica. The male genitalia of the two species are very similar with the subapical flange of the ventral valve arm relatively large, but this arm is more robust in tephrosaria. The cornutus of the aedeagus vesica is much larger in tephrosaria and the accessory scobination more conspicuous. The aedeagus has a distally directed spine subapically, more or less adpressed to the shaft.

Taxonomic notes. L. celebesa Debauche stat. n. from Sulawesi was originally described as a subspecies of tephrosaria but proves to be a good species.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is abundant in upper montane forests, occurring up to 2600m.

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