Lophophleps triangularis (Hampson, 1895) - Triangular Wave

Taxonomic Information

Lophophleps Hampson, 1891 species known from India.
Lophophleps informis Warren, 1897. NE India. 
Lophophleps triangularis (Hampson, 1895)
Lophophleps phoenicoptera (Hampson, 1896).
Lophophleps purpurea Hampson, 1891.

Colour of male is purple red-brown, with broader fasciation, HW anal angle more acutely produced. Females are difficult to separate from L. purpurea & Idaea costiguttata.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total111
  1. Acidalia triangularis Hampson, 1895. Fauna. Br. India, Moths, 3: 441, # 3910.
  2. Eois glabripennis Warren, 1900. Novit. zool., 7: 106.
  3. Seitz, A (Ed.). The Macro Lepidoptera of the World, Vol 12, Pg. 233, P.l 23h as Sterrha triangularis.
  4. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=597371 [accessed 25 April 2021]
  5. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-10/sterrhini/sterrhini_2_2.php
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/320815-Lophophleps-triangularis
  7. http://www.hkwildlife.net/Forum/viewthread.php?action=printable&tid=26970 [accessed 25 April 2021]
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Lophophleps triangularis (Hampson, 1895) – Triangular Wave. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/lophophleps-triangularis, accessed 2024/06/14.