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Cultripalpa lunulifera Hampson
Cultripalpa lunulifera Hampson, 1926, Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 589.


Cultripalpa lunulifera

Cultripalpa lunulifera

Diagnosis. See the previous species.

Taxonomic note. The species is closely related to C. trifasciata Moore stat. rev. (N.E. Himalaya) but the males of the latter are darker, less variegated. A related species also occurs in Seram, the males being similar but the females more variegated. It may be this species that was recorded as partita in Australia by Nielsen et al. (1996), though material in BMNH indicates that there are two species in New Guinea. A member of the complex occurs in Thailand (VK).

Geographical range. Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo. Specimens from the Himalaya, Borneo and Seram have identical male genitalia.

Habitat preference
. Only four specimens have been recorded in recent surveys, both from Brunei: a male from montane forest at 1618m on Bukit Retak; a male from logged lowland forest at 170m near the Danum Valley Field Centre; a female from lowland forest at 325m in the Ulu Temburong; a female from lowland forest in the Barito Ulu of Kalimantan Tengah.

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