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Lyclene mesilaulinea sp. n.  
   
Asura sp. 3 (part) of Holloway, 1976: 3, plate 1:14.


Lyclene mesilaulinea (paratype) (x 1.67)



12-13mm, 13-14mm. The facies is very similar to that of obscurilinea but has more clearly defined markings and no brown-suffused form. The subbasal area has more than two striae and the subbasal is more angled, obtusely subdorsally and acutely subcostally. The male genitalia have the costal margin concave before the downturn of the apical process, and the saccular process is broadly bifid at the apex. The aedeagus vesica lacks a prominent lobe opposite the part with the cornuti, but has a smaller one that bears an area of scobination. The female lacks a globular swelling from the neck of the bursa but has the curved zone centrally broadened, complex, and the distal part of the bursa is broader than long.

Holotype  SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m, vii-ix. 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway), BM arctiid slide 4767.

Paratypes: 4 , 1 as holotype; 1 (slide 5325) BORNEO: Sabah, Bukit Monkobo, 5148N, 11658E, 23.viii. 1987, 1200m, stunted hill forest (A.H. Kirk-Spriggs).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All records are from montane forest.

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