Lophoptera nama (Swinhoe, 1900)
(one synonym is Lophoptera acrogramma Turner, 1932)
STICTOPTERINAE,   EUTELIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with various markings including short white streaks at the wing-tip and a sinuous dark submarginal line. The hindwings are black with dark veins and a white area around the base. The moth has a broad pale dorsal streak extending from the head to part-way along the abdomen. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • Malaysia,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Swinhoe's Indian specimen and Turner's Australian specimen differ slightly, so Turner's acrogramma may be a subspecies of Lophoptera nama rather than a synonym.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New Genera and Species of Eastern and Australian Moths,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 7 (1900), p. 492.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 56 (1932), p. 177.


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    (written 19 June 2020)