Lophophelma varicoloraria (Moore, 1868) -

Taxonomic Information

Lophophelma Prout, 1912 species from India
Lophophelma costistrigaria (Moore, [1868]). West Bengal; Nepal. 

Lophophelma erionoma (Swinhoe, 1893). TL: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Lophophelma funebrosa (Warren, 1896) TL: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Lophophelma hunliensis. TL: Hunli, Arunachal Pradesh. Not peer reviewed. Needs validation. 

Lophophelma iterans (Prout, 1926). Arunachal Pradesh.

Lophophelma luteipes (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875). Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Lophophelma neonoma (Hampson, 1907). Sri Lanka. 

Lophophelma ruficosta (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris. 

Lophophelma varicoloraria (Moore, [1868]). TL: Bengal.

Lophophelma vigens (Butler, 1880). TL: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. Hampson, G. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae. Pg. 475, #4009 as Pseudoterpna varcoloraria
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Plate 2:16
  3. jpmoth.org. Digital Moths of Asia. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/85_GEOMETROIDEA/04_GEOMETRIDAE/07_Geometrinae/10_Pachyodes/Pachyodes%20varicoloraria/Pachyodes%20varicoloraria.htm as Pachyodes varcoloraria [accessed 25 August 2016]
  4. Pitkin, L. M., Hongxiang H. & S. James. 2007. Moths of the tribe Pseudoterpnini (Geometridae: Geometrinae): a review of the genera, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150: 343-412. Pdf
  5. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=323647[accessed 25 August 2016]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Lophophelma varicoloraria (Moore, 1868) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/lophophelma-varicoloraria, accessed 2024/02/22.