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Alompra roepkei Tams
Alompra roepkei Tams, 1953: 166.
Alompra roepkei Tams; Barlow, 1982: 51.

Alompra roepkei
(natural size)

The reddish brown facies of this and the next species is distinctive. The next species is smaller, darker, with narrower forewings that, in the male, have convex margins centrally rather than concave ones. The valve is divided in roepkei, entire but bifid in ferruginea.

Taxonomic notes. Tams recognised specimens from Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra as distinct subspecies (sarotes Tams and pella Tams respectively) on minor differences of facies and the form of the male eighth sternite, This is probably unjustified in comparison with the major differences in races of ferruginea.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Sundaland.

Habitat preference. The species is rare but recorded from forested localities up to 1700m.

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