The Papua Insects Foundation
The Euteliinae (Lepidoptera: Stictopterinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Lophoptera brunnistis Holloway, 1985
STATUS: Widely distributed in the Malayan region. Similar to Lophoptera tripartita and often confused with it. Lophoptera brunnistis is smaller and is dark brown with or without some paler bands, but without the oblique straight transverse antemedian line which is seen in tripartita. Probably more widely distributed in Papua than shown on the map. There is an undescribed species from lowland areas in Papua which is very similar to brunnistis but which is distinguished by the white hindwing fringes, while brunnistis is mainly a mountain species and in which these fringes are brown.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Borme, Ifar, Landikma, Pass Valley, Sibil, Walmak, Yongsu. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Buru, Papua New Guinea.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, RMNH.