Miscellaneous Genera VI
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Blasticorhinus decernens Walker
Toxocampa decernens Walker, 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 79.
Toxocampa obliterans Walker, 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 79.
Blasticorhinus decernens Walker; Holloway, 1976: 36.


Blasticorhinus decernens

Blasticorhinus decernens

Diagnosis. This is a medium brownish grey species, the forewing with transverse variegation of the grey as well as fine but irregular dark lines. Males may have a white dot in the reniform area whereas females have it larger and black. The most distinctive feature is a fine white arc, concave distad, opposite the greatest curvature of the distal margin; the arc is lined with black that grades away to dark grey basad.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia (Barlow Colln), Borneo, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. The seven specimens taken in recent surveys are all from the lowlands below 200m, most from secondary forest, recently disturbed areas or areas of cultivation, though one is from primary forest in the Barito Ulu of Kalimantan Tengah. There is also material from Bidi in the lowlands of Sarawak.

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