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Sypna subrotunda Prout
Sypna subrotunda Prout, 1926, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 233.
Sypna subrotunda Prout; Holloway, 1976: 31; Kobes, 1985: 68.

Sypna subrotunda

Sypna subrotunda

The species is very similar to martina but distinctly smaller with a generally more uniform forewing and a paler underside that is less constrastedly marked with darker bands. These bands are of equal darkness in martina, but in subrotunda the medial one, flanked by paler bands, is darker than the rest. The male genitalia are much smaller than in martina.

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. The original description is from G. Murud in Sarawak, but the species is also frequent between 1500m and 2600m on G. Kinabalu.

Biology. Robinson et al. (2001) noted the larva as feeding on Lithocarpus (Fagaceae).

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