Lophoptera squammilinea sp. n.
18-19mm. The forewing has a distinctive white line as in lineigera, but
more extensive greyish markings grading away posterior to this. The male
genitalia are distinctive, the processes on the valves, especially the costal
one, being very reduced compared to those in other species. In the female
genitalia the setose lateral lobes are rounded-rectangular rather than ovate,
broadly concave towards the exterior, and with the short, blunt setae much
coarser than in lineigera.
Holotype . Khasia Hills, ASSAM (Rev.
W.A. Hamilton) 1883, BM noctuid slide 11292.
Paratype . Cherrapunji, December 1893,
BM noctuid slide 11299.
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya. Females from Borneo and Sumatra have
similar genitalia but males are needed for confirmation.
Habitat preference. The Bornean females were taken at the same locality
as L. olivascens at 1200m on G. Kinabalu.
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