Lyclene quadrata sp.
7-8mm. The facies
is indistinguishable from that of circumdata, the difference being in the
longer valve of the male genitalia that expands gradually to a squared apex
where it is broadest. The possible females are also very similar in genitalia to
circumdata but have the distal part of the bursa more densely scobinate.
Holotype . SABAH:
Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i. 1976 (E. W. Classey), BM
arctiid slide 5209.
(slide 5363) SABAH: 5m. S. Mt. Trus Madi, 1800ft., 18-28.viii.1977 (M.E.
Bacchus); 1 (slide 5212) BRUNEI: 30-60m,
Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 12.1.80 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 (slide 5370) BRUNEI: 3m,
secondary and coastal veg., 11.2.82 (T. W. Harman); 2 (slides 2735, 5426)
SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site
14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane for.
Other material. Possible
females are all from the Poring locality (slides 5213,5364 and 5369) except one
from Mesilau at 1500m on the Pinosuk Plateau of G. Kinabalu referred to biseriata
by Holloway (1976).
Geographical range. Borneo,
?Peninsular Malaysia (slide 2870, a female).
Habitat preference. The
ecological range is similar to that of circumdata but the species is
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