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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Archaeobalbini > Metallolophia

Metallolophia taleensis Sondhi, Nath, Sondhi & Kunte 2020

Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:
Known only from the type locality so far, the Tale WLS (after which it is named), Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, although expected to be found elsewhere. The species may be locally common, but appears to be rare overall.

Adult moth observations that have been databased:
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Similiar species:
List of Metallolophia known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Metallolophia assamensis Orhant, 2000. India: Kaziranga, Tezpur, Assam.
Metallolophia ocellata (Warren, 1897). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
References:
  1. Sondhi, S., Nath, D. B., Sondhi, Y., Kunte, K. 2020. A new species of Metallolophia Warren, 1895 (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), and notes on M. opalina (Warren, 1893), from eastern Himalaya, India. Zootaxa, 4838(2):289-297.


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Sondhi, S., D. N. Basu, Y. Sondhi, and K. Kunte. 2022. Metallolophia taleensis Sondhi, Nath, Sondhi & Kunte 2020. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357319/Metallolophia-taleensis
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