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Bosara dilatata Walker comb. rev.  
Bosara dilatata Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 35: 1693.
Bosara pelopsaria Walker, 1866, Ibid., 35: 1694.
Chloroclystis dilatata hydrographica Prout, 1958, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.), 6: 418.

Bosara dilatata

Diagnosis. This is a small species with, in the male, a prominent crest of scales protruding anteriorly from the subbasal region of the forewing costa, itself rather bowed.

Taxonomic notes. Chloroclystis pyrrholopha Turner may prove to be a further synonym, extending the range of the species to Queensland (holotype, ANIC, Canberra, examined but not dissected).

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia; Sulawesi (ssp. pelopsaria); New Guinea (ssp. hydrographica); ?Queensland (see note above)

Habitat preference. The original material, taken by A.R. Wallace, may have been from the lowlands. The species has not been recorded in recent surveys.

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