Lyclene areolifera sp.
10mm. One of two very similar, more heavily marked species with male forewing M1
evenly curved, areolifera has the
areole relatively broad, with R3, R4, R5 and Ml all arising independently around
its apex. The distal fringes of the forewing are usually yellow, and the
oblique, irregular antemedial fascia is entire (broken in the other two
species). The male genitalia have the valve tapering to a narrow blunt apex that
incorporates convergent costal and saccular processes. The aedeagus vesica has a
single cornutus consisting of the fusion of two long, rather blade-like spines,
similar to that of cuneifera. The
females have a bursa with general coarse scobination, broader than that of cuneifera
NORD BORNEO: Mont Kina Balu, 5.8.1903 (John Waterstradt), BM arctiid slide 5334.
2704, 2707, 2708), 2 (slides 2717, 2724) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park,
R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Sites
8, 11 (150m, Camp 1, Mulu, mixed dipt. for.), 15 (1000m, Camp 2.5, Mulu, lower
montane forest), 20 (150m, W. Melinau Gorge, kerangas), 23, 24 (250m & 270m,
W. Melinau Gorge, forest on limestone) and 25 (900m, G. Api, lower montane
forest on limestone).
species has a similar ecological range to cuneifera
apart from heath forest.
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