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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Sterrhinae > Sterrhini > Lophophleps

Lophophleps phoenicoptera (Hampson, 1896)

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Similiar species:
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. 
References:
  1. Acidalia phoenicoptera Hampson, 1896. Fauna. Br. India, Moths, 4: 562, #3909a. 
  2. Sterrha phoenicoptera tuita Prout, 1938, Gross-Schmett. Erde, 12: 234.
  3. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-10/sterrhini/sterrhini_2_3.php
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/320817-Lophophleps-phoenicoptera
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. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357649/Lophophleps-phoenicoptera
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