Botys imparatalis Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid.
Insects Colln Br. Mus., 34: 1416.
Walker, 1866, Ibid., 35: 1675.
Warren, 1896, Novit. zool., 3: 389.
Warren, 1897, Novit. zool., 4: 229.
Rebel, 1915, Jb. hamb. Wiss. Anst., 32: 131.
opta Prout, 1958, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.), 6: 440.
Diagnosis and taxonomic notes. See Gymnoscelis
confusata Walker. The general colouration is
browner than in confusata. There is some variability in the female
genitalia throughout the range of the species, particularly in the length of the
ductus and the breadth of the ribbon of sclerotisation in the bursa: the latter
is broader in material from the Pacific. The taxon indicata Walker is
currently treated as a synonym of imparatalis but has facies more as in pseudotibialis
and celebensis. The types of both of Walker's taxa lack abdomens,
hence their association with the concept of imparatalis adopted by Prout
cannot be confirmed with confidence.
Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics east to Society Is. and
Habitat preference. The species probably occurs in both lowland and
montane ecosystems. The only reliably identified specimen taken in recent
surveys was from lower montane forest (900m) on the limestone G. Api.
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