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Xenochroa obvia Hampson comb. n.
Carea obvia Hampson, 1912, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 11: 553.


Xenochroa obvia

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 discussed next.

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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