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Lophoptera tenuis Moore comb. n. turgida ssp. n.  
Cucullia tenuis
Moore, 1867, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1867: 60.

Lophoptera tenuis turgida

This subspecies is identical in facies to the nominate race (N.E. Himalaya) but the male genitalia have the costal process of the valve expanded centrally rather than it being of more or less even width. In the female genitalia the post-ostial invagination is less than half the size of that in the nominate race.

Holotype Djoenggo Ardjoeno, E. JAVA, May 1934 (J.P.A. Kalis), BM noctuid slide 11348.

Specific diagnosis. The species can be distinguished from all congeners except the female of L. longipennis (see below) by the narrow, apically produced, dark bluish brown forewings that have a series of faint, oblique, more intensely dark blue fasciae between the tornal area and the discal zone running parallel to the posterior half of the margin. The species can be distinguished from longipennis females by the more definitely hyaline basal zone of the hindwing and by the presence, in the female genitalia, of a strong but variably sized post-ostial invagination. The structure of the valves of the male genitalia indicates affinity of this species to punctapex and allies.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya; Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Philippines, Sulawesi, Buru, New Guinea.

Habitat preference. One of the specimens thought to be longipennis by Holloway (1976) proved to be this species. It was taken at 1200m on G. Kinabalu in the locality described for L. olivascens above.

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