Prout Gen. rev.
Type species: vigens Butler.
This genus resembles Pachyodes
in the course of the forewing postmedial, concave distal over the posterior
two-thirds. The upperside generally is more uniformly suffused with brown or
black striae and patches. The underside is of the more typical banded type.
The male abdomen has a
pair of setal patches on the third sternite. The uncus and gnathus are as in Pingasa
and Pachyodes. The coremata are small. The valves are entire, though
sometimes excavate at the distal margin or apically produced. The coremata are
small. The aedeagus is distally coarsely scobinate as in Pachyodes.
In the female the bursa
is usually large, immaculate, set in a moderate, narrow ductus.
The comparison with Pachyodes
does not fully exclude the possibility that Lophophelma is
paraphyletic relative to it, as it differs mainly in plesiomorphic states of
The genus is entirely
Oriental, with several montane species amongst the Bornean representatives.
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