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Ischyja subreducta sp. n.
44-47mm, 50-52mm. This species is similar to marapok, but larger, the forewing having a darker, more purplish tint. The hindwing blue band is distinctly broader on the upperside, but reduced to a few spots and chevrons on the underside. The forewing band is also barely evident on the underside. The females are like larger versions of those of marapok but with blue band of the hindwing upperside broader; those of the underside are more evident than in the male but of more even width than in marapok. The male genitalia are very similar to those of manlia. One specimen has a green suffusion from the distal edge of the medial loop on the dorsum that extends into the marginal zone, as in the holotype of gynnis Prout described below.

Ischyja subreducta (paratype)
Ischyja subreducta(paratype)

Holotype . SABAH: Bundu Tuhan, 1200m, vii-ix.1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt.Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway), BM noctuid slide 18357.

Paratypes: 9, 6 Kina Balu, N. BORNEO: (J. Waterstradt); 1 BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 13.9.1979 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen), 1 (slide 10475) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 11, February, Camp 1, Mulu, 150m, 385470, mixed dipt. f. / river; 1 Malaysia, Kundasang, SABAH, North Borneo, 1500m, 8.87 (in Mus. Civico Zool., Rome).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is probably more montane than marapok, though one specimen was taken in lowland dipterocarp forest.

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