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Lophoptera olivascens Moore comb. n.
Stictoptera olivascens
Moore, 1882, Descr. new India Lepid. Colln. Atkinson, p. 164.
Stictoptera olivascens Moore; Holloway, 1976: 19.

Lophoptera olivascens

This is a medium sized robust species with rather narrow forewings that are pale brown with a darker tornal shade and a series of dark brown apical flecks.

Taxonomic notes. The characteristics of the male genitalia relative to those of the next three species are discussed in the generic introduction. In the female genitalia the post-ostial invagination is small relative to that of L. punctapex and allies.

The Philippines (Luzon) species L. melanosticta Wileman & West comb. n. could be related but is represented by only the holotype .

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Borneo.

Habitat preference. Bornean material is restricted to five specimens from 1200m on G. Kinabalu. The habitat contained some undisturbed rainforest but also open vegetable terraces.

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