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Pogonopygia nigralbata Warren  
Pogonopygia nigralbata Warren, 1894, Novit. zool. 1: 681.
Dilophodes conspicuaria Leech, 1915, Gross-Schmett. Erde 4: 306.
Pogonopygia nigralbata attenuata Warren, 1897, Novit. zool. 4: 240.
Pogonopygia nigralbata attenuata Warren; Holloway, 1976: 84.

Pogonopygia nigralbata

This species may be distinguished from its congeners and Dilophodes elegans Butler by the strong discal spot and the more regular markings of the marginal and submarginal bands of the hindwing. In the male the forewing is narrowed, with a fovea.

Geographical range. Japan, N.E. Himalaya, N. Vietnam, Luzon; Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (ssp. attenuata Warren).

Habitat preference. On G. Kinabalu it is infrequent, recorded at 1200m, 1620m and singly at 2600m. Several specimens were taken at just below 1800m on G. Mulu, and singletons at 900m and 1500m on G. Api, and at 1618m on Bukit Retak. The species appears to be upper montane.

Biology. The larva is illustrated in Sugi (1987). It is stout, pale green, with numerous prominent, pale edged, blue-black spots. The host-plant in Japan is Illicium (Illiciaceae).

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