inconspicua Walker stat. rev.
Tospitis inconspicua Walker, 1863, List
Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 28:430.
This and the
next species are smaller than crassa and
alticrassa, with straighter forewing
postimedials and more brownish grey hindwings, though still yellowish over the
basal half in males of inconspicua, which
also have a rufous tinge to the base of the forewing. The male antennae of both
species are ciliate. Females of the two may best be separated on genitalic
characters, indicated in the diagnosis of the next species.
species is infrequent in lowland localities, often where there is disturbance,
e.g. on the coast at Mumong and Seria in Brunei, inland at Labi, and in logged
areas near the Danum Valley Field Centre in Sabah. During the Mulu survey
specimens were taken in alluvial forest and wet heath (kerangas) forest. One
Brunei specimen is from an area of swamp forest at Badas.
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