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Detounda spurcata Walker
Detounda spurcata Walker, 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 193.
Carea acypera Hampson, 1905, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 16: 593, syn. n.
acypera Hampson; Holloway, 1976: 27; Kobes, 1997: 168.


Detounda spurcata

The forewings are distinctive, with straight, darkened distal margins and fine, stippled-striate, dark brown markings evenly over the fawn ground of the rest of the wing. There is a slightly more prominent black discal dot.

Taxonomic note. Specimens dissected from Sulawesi and New Guinea had a much shorter costal process, a less sclerotised anellus and a larger single cornutus and denser multiple one in the aedeagus vesica.

Geographical range. Bali, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Philippines, Sulawesi, N. Moluccas, New Guinea.

Habitat preference. Most older material is from the lowlands, e.g. Bidi in Sarawak, but single females taken in recent surveys are from 1930m on G. Kinabalu as well as from lowland forest at the Danum Valley Field Centre. Chey (1994) recorded two specimens from plantation and secondary forest in the lowlands of Sabah.

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