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.
Diagnosis. 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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