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Paramaxates macrocerata Yazaki  
Paramaxates macrocerata Yazaki, 1988b: 113.

Paramaxates macrocerata

Paramaxates macrocerata

This species, yazakii and the rest of the vagata Walker complex have very similar facies, and are best distinguished on characters of the male (and sometimes the female) genitalia. The basal parts of both wings are more darkly mottled in macrocerata, and the pale medial zone of the hindwing below is narrower, its edge with the submarginal dark band straighter than in the next species though not as straight as in posterecta where that dark band is narrower, and the basal half of the wing is paler. Females above are more strongly variegated.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia (FRIM colln), Borneo.

Habitat preference. This is a rare species of lowland forest, so far only known from four specimens from Brunei.

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