Sarcinodes malakarius Sommerer,
Sarcinodes restitutaria Walker
sensu Holloway, 1976: 58; Yazaki, 1988: 241.
Diagnosis. This and the next two species are very similar in external appearance,
and most reliably distinguished on features of the male genitalia. The species
is paler, lacking a pale discal patch on the forewing, and with the hindwing
Taxonomic notes. Sommerer (1995) distinguished this species from restitutaria Walker
(Himalaya) and S. yazakii Inoue (Thailand) on the basis of
constant minor differences in the ornamentation of the valves and of the eighth
sternite. Evidence of sympatry of specimens with these genitalic differences is
needed to confirm the specific status of the taxa rather than their being
subordinated to restitutaria as subspecies.
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. S. malakarius is the only montane species of the Bornean Auxima
trio, recorded from 1000m in lower montane forest on G. Mulu, at 1618m on
Bukit Retak in Brunei and from 1600m to 2600m on G. Kinabalu.
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