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Amblychia praeumbrata Warren comb. n.  
Elphos praeumbrata Warren, 1893, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893: 433. 
    Elphos moesta
Warren, 1894, Novit. zool., 1: 430, syn. n.

Amblychia praeumbrata

Amblychia praeumbrata

The smallest Bornean species, praeumbrata shows greater sexual dimorphism. The male is a more uniform grey colour, less speckled, with an ochreous patch medially on the forewing costa. The female is extensively speckled ochreous except for the apex of the forewing.

Taxonomic notes. Moesta is based on males, praeumbrata on females of the same species. A. lutulenta West comb. n. (Palawan, Mindanao) is closely related, if not conspecific.

Geographical range. Sundaland.

Habitat preference. During the Mulu survey one specimen was taken at 200m in hill dipterocarp forest on G. Mulu, but four were recorded in forest at low elevations on the limestone G. Api. In Brunei a female was taken in hill dipterocarp forest at 300m (Ulu Temburong) and another at 1475m on Bukit Retak.

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