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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Euteliidae > Stictoperinae > Lophoptera

Lophoptera illucida (Walker, 1865)

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Lophoptera leucostriga Hampson, (1905)
Lophoptera leucostriga is a similar species with lenticular marking on FW dorsum. Extarlimital species that has this mark smaller, rufous (usually dark brown in illucida), & with creamy white lenticular mark submarginally centrally.
  1. Stictoptera illucida Walker, 1865. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 33: 918. Syntypes: [India]: Hindostan (BMNH). Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg 403, #2288 as Stictoptera illucida
  3. Sietz, A. (Ed). The Macrolepidoptera of the World. Vol 12, pg. 375 & Pl. 35a & b. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 42/16-19.
  5. Qi, F., Wang, K., Xue, D. and Yang, D., 2011. A taxonomic revision of the Stictopterinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae) in China. Zootaxa, 2926(1), pp.1-45. Pg 19 & figs 60-63
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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Euteliidae > Stictoperinae > Lophoptera

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Anonymous. 2022. Lophoptera illucida (Walker, 1865). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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