Unassigned, possibly plesiomorphic genera
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Tampea accepta Butler comb. n.
   
Setina accepta Butler, 1877, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1877: 369.
   
Graptasura bitincta Rothschild, 1913, Novit. zool., 20: 204.


Tampea accepta
(x 1.63)


Diagnosis and taxonomic note.
The forewings are a dull orange-yellow, the hindwings paler. The forewings below are extensively grey. The tooth-like structure noted by Hampson (1900) for a male of this species is not present, the specimen concerned being described later as Eurosia acanthocera Hampson (Sangihe; see below). The male genitalia have the uncus with a bulbous, setose head on a slender base, and undivided valves with two spines arising from the thickened costa. The aedeagus has a vesica with a lateral scobinate lobe and a dense distal patch of deciduous spines (shed in the specimen illustrated). The female has pockets laterally on the seventh segment, a short ductus with a colliculum, on which is set asymmetrically a pyriform bursa containing two circular spiny signa. The uncus structure, the aedeagus characters apart from the distal spines of the vesica, and the female genitalia apart from the lateral pockets are similar to those of reversa. The structure of the antenna of acanthocera is similar to the swelling described for the next species and its relatives. The male genitalia and abdominal coremata are also comparable, though the valves are more similar to those of accepta but with much shorter costal spurs. It should therefore be transferred to Tampea comb. n. It is possible that the taxon metaphaeola Hampson (Sangihe, Sulawesi, but not Borneo, as discussed under the next species) represents females of acanthocera, but has slightly modified forewing venation with more extensive branching in the radial sector: (R2 (R3 (R4, R5))). The hindwings of these females are dark grey, but the genitalia are similar to those of accepta. Therefore metaphaeola is also transferred to Tampea comb. n.

Geographical range. Borneo, Philippines, Sangihe, Sulawesi, Sula Mangoli, Kei Is.

Habitat preference. Bornean material consists of four old specimens from the lowlands of Sarawak (Matang. Kuching), and two taken in recent surveys from Poring at about 600m on the southeastern slopes of G. Kinabalu, and from Semongok, an area of lowland forest near Kuching in Sarawak.

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