Miscellaneous Genera I
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Sarobacala albopunctata Semper comb. n.
Capnodes albopunctata Semper, 1901, Reis. Phil. Schmett., 2: 487.
Saroba albopunctata Semper; Holloway, 1976: 38.

Sarobacala albopunctata

Diagnosis. The dark brown grey wings, with the fasciae picked out by a series of black-edged white dots, are distinctive as described in the generic account.

Geographical range. Philippines, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia (Bänziger, 1982), Sumatra, Bali, ?Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. This is a rare species, with only four specimens recorded: from Bidi in the lowlands of Sarawak; two from 1618m on Bukit Retak in Brunei: and from 2110m on G. Kinabalu.

Biology. Bänziger (1982) considered the adult potentially to be a fruit-piercer because of tongue modification typical of this habit.

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