Miscellaneous Genera III
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Tochara creberrima Walker comb. n.
Thermesia creberrima Walker, 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 15: 1574.
Iluza pyralina Moore, 1877, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1877: 610.
Tochara obliqua Moore, 1882, Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln W.S. Atkinson: 175.
Tochara gilloloensis Swinhoe, 1919, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 4: 125.
Tochara salea
Swinhoe, 1919, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 4: 126.
Anticarsia creberrima Walker; Holloway, 1976: 38.

Tochara creberrima

Tochara creberrima

Diagnosis. See H. bolinoides above and the diagnosis of the new species below.

Taxonomic note. From Sulawesi eastwards greener races occur with slightly different male genitalia: the dorsal arm of the bifid process to the valve is shorter, slightly more robust, and with a shallow central flexure only.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion to Taiwan, New Guinea, the Carolines and Australia.

Habitat preference. The species is frequent in the lowlands, but extends more infrequently up 1930m. It was recorded commonly and predominently in the understorey of primary and logged lowland forest in the vicinity of the Danum Valley Field Centre in Sabah (S.J. Willott, unpublished data; see also Ugia on p. 183).

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