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Neostauropus major van Eecke
Stauropus major van Eecke, 1929, Zool. Meded. Leiden 12: 166.
Neostauropus major van Eecke; Kiriakoff, 1968:134.

Neostauropus major

This is a dark, greenish brown species with fine paler and darker markings as illustrated. A similar species is Peridea albipuncta Gaede (described later) but this is slightly larger, reddish rather than greenish brown, with the hindwing margin rounded rather than angular.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo.

Habitat preference. In the Mulu survey several specimens were taken in kerangas and in forest on the lower slopes (250 m) of the limestone G. Api. Brunei records have been mainly from lowland dipterocarp forest but one specimen was taken at 1670 m on Bukit Pagon.

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