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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Archaeobalbini > Lophophelma

Lophophelma ruficosta Hampson, 1891

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Similiar species:
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 Not peer reviewed.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. 
References:
  1. Lophophelma ruficosta Hampson, 1891. Hampson.Ill. Het. viii, p. 108, pl.150, fig. 16. 
  2. Pseudoterpna similis In Hampson, 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. 

 


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Anonymous. 2022. Lophophelma ruficosta Hampson, 1891. 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/357426/Lophophelma-ruficosta
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