Characoma glaucopasta Hampson, 1912, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus.,
Diagnosis. The species has narrow, uniform grey forewings that could be
confused with those of Nycteola species such as indica
Felder. However, the submarginal is more linear than punctate, and the
hindwing is trifine rather than quadrifine. The next species has far more
variegated and clearly marked forewings, though the male genitalia are very
Taxonomic note. The valves of this and the next species are more strap-like
than in the previous species group, and the tegumen is parallel-sided on each
side, with only a slight overlap of the vinculum. There are well-developed
Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Burma, Java, Borneo.
Habitat preference. Most records are from 900m to 1780m in lower to upper
montane forest, but one specimen was taken at 150m in lowland dipterocarp
forest. The species is commoner than the next.
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