Lophoptera smaragdivirgatus sp. n.
14-15mm. The facies is as illustrated. The species resembles L.
viridistriga Prout (Buru) in the green streak to the forewing and the
virtually absent hyaline area to the hindwing, but the emerald green band is
broader and darker. The male genitalia lack the prominent socii seen on the
tegumen of viridistriga, and there are differences in the valve structure
which is more slender and much more deeply bifid. The female genitalia lack the
extensive zones of small black spine-like scales seen on the seventh segment of
the next species.
Holotype . MALAY STATES, Bukit Kutu, 3300ft, vii.1928 (A.R. Sanderson) BM
noctuid slide 11271.
Paratype . MALAYA (W.St. J. C. Tayleur) BM noctuid slide 11263.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The two Bornean specimens known were taken in lowland
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