Tampea accepta Butler
Setina accepta Butler,
1877, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1877:
1913, Novit. zool., 20: 204.
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.
Philippines, Sangihe, Sulawesi, Sula Mangoli, Kei Is.
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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