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Lygniodes schoenbergi Pagenstecher
Lygniodes plateni f. schönbergi Pagenstecher, 1890, Dt. ent. Z. Iris, 3: 18-19.
Lygniodes maurus Butler, 1892, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1892: 127, syn. n.
Agonista schönbergi
Pagenstecher; Gaede, 1938, Gross-Schmett, Erde, 11: 458.
Agonista endochrysa Prout, 1919, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 3: 169.
Agonista schoenbergi Pagenstecher; Holloway, 1976: 29.

Lygniodes schoenbergi Lygniodes schoenbergi

Both sexes are unmistakable, the male with the hindwing dorsum extensively yellow (but not extending forward around the margin as in the Philippines (incl. Palawan) plateni Pagenstecher), more broadly so on the underside, and with glossiness to the scales in the spaces on the upperside. The female is much paler brown and more uniform, and is equally unmistakable in Borneo, but less dissimilar from other congeneric females than is the male.

Taxonomic note. The establishment of this taxon above the infrasubspecific rank is probably attributable to Gaede (loc. cit.; see also Nielsen et al. (1996)). Poole (1989) cited Butler as the author of maurus, but the latter commented: “Mr. Druce has received examples of this species from Dr. Staudinger with a name above given, but I am not certain that it has been published”. It is clear from the description that the species is the same as schoenbergi.

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. Most daytime encounters with this species and records at light have been in lowland forest, particularly in alluvial forest during the Mulu survey. However, a male and a female have been taken at light at 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei, and a female at 1930m on G. Kinabalu.

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