Hampson comb. n.
Carea obvia Hampson, 1912, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 11: 553.
Diagnosis. The forewings are a rich, slightly variegated cinnamon brown,
traversed by fine, dark brown, staight, parallel, slightly oblique antemedials
and postmedials. There is a faint dark discal dot, and the distal margin has the
fringes darker brown. The male genitalia are generally similar to those of
fuscosa, except the aedeagus vesica has a relatively extensive but loosely
packed cluster of cornuti on the right side in a relatively ventral position,
these varying in size progressively across the cluster.
Taxonomic note. The species identified as obvia by Holloway (1976) is
Geographical range. Philippines, Borneo, Sumatra (slide 17888; not recorded
by Kobes (1997)).
Habitat preference. The only Bornean specimen seen is without an abdomen and
was taken on the island of Labuan.
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