MOI website produced by:

Indian Foundation for Butterflies



MOI by the numbers:


No. of species pages: 1,858
No. of lifecycle pages: 147
No. of images: 17,312
No. of website visits: site visit count
No. of unique visitors:Unique visitors
Since 2015

Also see the latest images

Search:
Advance search
 

Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Archaeobalbini > Lophophelma

Lophophelma ruficosta Hampson, 1891

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kerala
All states
Similiar species:
Lophophelma Prout, 1912 species from India
Lophophelma costistrigaria (Moore, [1868]). West Bengal. 
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 Not peer reviewed.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. 
References:
  1. Lophophelma ruficosta Hampson, 1891. Hampson.Ill. Het. viii, p. 108, pl.150, fig. 16. 
  2. Pseudoterpna similisHampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.
  3. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=644020 [accessed 17 October 2020]
  4. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_11_3.php for separation from Lophophelma luteipes
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/194582-Lophophelma-luteipes
Previously treated as a subspecies of luteipes which is found in NE India but listed as a seperate species from luteipes by Holloway based on differences in genitlia. Treated as valid genus by Plotkin & Kawahara 2020. 

 


Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Archaeobalbini > Lophophelma


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2021. Lophophelma ruficosta Hampson, 1891. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357426/Lophophelma-ruficosta
Share on facebook email page Share by email