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Lophoptera polygrapha Walker sp. rev.
Gadirtha polygrapha
Walker, 1864, J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 7: 162.
Stictoptera luctuosa Hampson, 1902, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 14: 212, syn. n.
Lophoptera malayica Warren, 1914, Novit. zool. 21: 415, syn. n.

Lophoptera polygrapha

See Lophoptera chalybea Walker.

Taxonomic note. L. polygrapha has been regarded as a synonym of chalybea but examination of type material has established its distinct status and the synonymies set out above.

Geographical range. Sri Lanka, S. India, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, New Guinea.

Habitat preference. The species has been taken much less frequently than the previous, and from lowland rather than montane localities.

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