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Lophophleps phoenicoptera (Hampson, 1896)

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Lophophleps purpurea Hampson, 1891
Lophophleps purpurea male is duller purple grey (vs purple-red/brown in L. phoenicoptera), FW almost entire costa is ochreous (vs basal part of costa), FW ante-medial band is nearly straight (vs waved) & the HW anal angle is less produced (vs strongly produced).

Lophophleps triangularis (Hampson, 1895).  
Lophophleps triangularis male is greenish grey, with finer fasciation. 
  1. Acidalia phoenicoptera Hampson, 1896. Fauna. Br. India, Moths, 4: 562, #3909a. 
  2. Sterrha phoenicoptera tuita Prout, 1938, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 12: 234.
Subspecies: the nominate subspecies phoenicoptera has narrower ochreous bands as compared to subspecies tuita that is found in SE Asia (Prout).

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Anonymous. 2021. Lophophleps phoenicoptera (Hampson, 1896). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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