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Abraxas intervacuata Warren 
Potera intervacuata Warren, 1896, Novit. zool., 3: 396.
Abraxas intervacuata Warren; Holloway, 1976: 84 (fig 660).

Abraxas intervacuata

See the previous species. Material from G. Mulu (type locality) has the dark markings more extensive with a tendency to fusion in comparison with that from G. Kinabalu.

Taxonomic notes. A. interpunctata Warren from the Sulu Is. may be conspecific. A. triseriaria Herrich-Schäffer (Bunna, Sumatra, Java) is also related as is a complex including A. punctifera Walker and A. gephyra West extending from Sulawesi and the Lesser Sundas eastwards to New Guinea. In the latter complex the forewing subbasal is oblique rather than curved, and the inner margin of the hindwing submarginal is much more distal.

Geographical range. Borneo, Java, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. The species is commonest in upper montane forest but also occurs in the lower montane zone.

Biology. The habits are both diurnal and nocturnal, but the species is more frequently encountered at light.

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