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Pogonopygia xanthura Prout comb. n.  
Dilophodes xanthura Prout; 1928, Bull. Hill. Mus., Witley, 2:160     
Dilophodes xanthura baria Prout, 1932, J. fed. Malay States, Mus. 17: 109.
    Dilophodes xanthura Prout; Holloway, 1976:84.

Pogonopygia xanthura baria

See above. The male lacks a fovea. Confusion with Dilophodes elegans is possible, but P. xanthura is larger, lacks a discal spot on the hindwing, has the dark markings more crisply defined; they are more regularly spaced along the forewing costa.

Taxonomic notes. Reasons for combining this species with Pogonopygia are given in the generic description. The Bornean subspecies has darker grey markings than the typical race.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia; Borneo (ssp. baria Prout).

Habitat preference.
The species is abundant in the upper montane zone of G. Kinabalu, particularly at just under 2000m, and was recorded over an altitude range of 1200-2600m. It was also found to be abundant in the upper zone of G. Mulu (around 1800m) and occurs similarly on Bukit Pagon in Brunei.

Note: Yazaki (1994, Moths of Nepal 3:23) placed Pogonopygia xanthura Prout as a synonym of P. pavida Bastelberger (Himalaya, Taiwan, Japan).

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