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Sauris eupitheciata Snellen  
Remodes eupitheciata Snellen, 1881, Tijdschr. Ent., 24: 94.
Sauris postalba Hampson, 1895 Fauna Br. India, Moths, 3: 409.
Sauris viridata Warren, 1907, Novit. zool., 14: 164.
Sauris eupitheciata isocraspeda Prout, 1958, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.), 6: 458.

Sauris eupitheciata

Diagnosis. This is the smallest Bornean species, the forewing marked with dark brown on bone-white, with the discal spot prominent, oblique as in Episteira species. The male hindwing margin is not lobed. The forewing postmedial is diagnostically angled at one third from the costa.

Geographical range. Indian Subregion (ssp. postalba); Java, Borneo, Sulawesi (ssp. eupitheciata); New Guinea (ssp. viridata); Vulcan I. (ssp. isocraspeda).

Habitat preference. No material has been taken in recent surveys: the only Bornean specimen was collected by Waterstradt on G. Kinabalu, but no altitude is given.

Biology. Indian specimens in BMNH are labelled as reared from Loranthus (Loranthaceae) foliage.

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