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Epistauropus Gaede

Epistauropus apiculatus Rothschild  
Stauropus apiculatus Rothschild, 1917, Novit. zool. 24: 245.
Epistauropus apiculatus Rothschild; Kiriakoff 1968: 59.

Epistauropus apiculatus

Epistauropus apiculatus

The only other Bornean species with a darker forewing costa and a pale greyish ground is Porsica rufocostata Gaede which has more elongate, apically rounded forewings that lack the marginal dark semicircle of apiculatus. The female of apiculatus is more uniformly darker grey, but with a pale grey band interior to the marginal semicircle.

Geographical range. Sundaland, Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. The species is infrequent in lowland dipterocarp forest.

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