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Alcis praevariegata Prout 
Cleora praevariegata Prout, 1926, Sarawak Mus. J. 3: 202.
Cleora aeglophanes Prout, 1926, Ibid 3: 203, syn. n.
Cleora amictozona Prout, 1932, Novit. zool., 38: 114, ?syn. n.
Alcis aeglophanes Prout; Holloway, 1976: 81.

Alcis praevariegata

Diagnosis. See the previous species.

Taxonomic notes. No differences in the male genitalia of material from various Bornean mountains has been detected, hence the synonymy presented above. For amictozona the type is indicated as lost by a handwritten note by D.S. Fletcher in the BMNH collection. It was supposedly destroyed in an air raid on Hamburg during the war. However, a specimen with the type data has been located in the BMNH (slide 16208). It is definitely conspecific with praevariegata. The shape of the spine (an oblique edge rather than a single spine) on the aedeagus distinguishes the species from similar taxa in the A. variegata Moore group in other parts of Sundaland.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is a common species of the upper montane zone and has been recorded from as high as 2600m on G. Kinabalu.

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