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Characoma glaucopasta Hampson
Characoma glaucopasta Hampson, 1912, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 11: 235.


Characoma glaucopasta

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 similar.

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 tymbal organs.

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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