Dt. ent. Z.
Iris, 3: 18-19.
Erde, 11: 458.
Mag. nat. Hist.
Holloway, 1976: 29.
sexes are unmistakable, the male with the hindwing dorsum extensively yellow
(but not extending forward around the margin as in the Philippines (incl.
more broadly so on the underside, and with glossiness to the scales in the
spaces on the upperside. The female is much paler brown and more uniform, and is
equally unmistakable in Borneo, but less dissimilar from other congeneric
females than is the male.
establishment of this taxon above the infrasubspecific rank is probably
attributable to Gaede (loc.
cit.; see also
(1996)). Poole (1989) cited Butler as the author of
but the latter commented: “Mr. Druce has received examples of this species
from Dr. Staudinger with a name above given, but I am not certain that it
has been published”. It is clear from the description that the species is the
Most daytime encounters with this species and records at light have been in
lowland forest, particularly in alluvial forest during the Mulu survey. However,
a male and a female have been taken at light at 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei,
and a female at 1930m on G. Kinabalu.
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