Sundaroa sexmacula Swinhoe
1903, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 12: 195.
Holloway, 1976: 49.
Diagnosis and taxonomic note. Both wings are yellow with broad basal black areas.
The forewing has subapical and subdorsal black spots, distinguishing it from
females associated with transflava Holloway (See
Sundaroa transflava Holloway comb.n) where a single
spot is centrally submarginal. The taxon is represented only by females which
may be those of celaenostola Collenette, discussed next. These marriages
are tentative, in that a reverse assignation is plausible, hence a formal
synonymy must await evidence from rearing or pairs found in copula. If
confirmed, sexmacula would have priority over celaenostola. Support
for the association suggested is found in the position and size of the discal
spot, and the possibility that the subtornal black spot correlates with the
black insert to the oblique pale bar of celaenostola.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. The species appears to be commoner than the other
female form but, like it, is only recorded from the Kinabalu area. No altitude
data are available, those noted by Holloway (1976) being of the other female
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