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Lophoptera paranthyala Holland  
Stictoptera paranthyala
Holland, 1900, Novit. zool. 7: 565.

Lophoptera paranthyala

See Lophoptera tripartita Swinhoe. L. paranthyala is more brightly coloured than its mainland Asian sister-species, anthyalus Swinhoe. The zone between the reniform and forewing postmedial is yellow rather than grey.

Taxonomic note. As both anthyalus and paranthyala fly together in Sumatra (Heterocera Sumatrana material in the care of Dr L.W.R. Kobes), they are treated here as good species, rather than the latter as a subspecies of the former.

Geographical range. Sundaland, Buru.

Habitat preference. The species appears to be scarce but has been taken in a wide range of lowland habitats from dry heath forest to coastal, alluvial and hill dipterocarp forest types.

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