TRIBE NUDARIINI
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Lyclene unguifera sp. n.  
   
Asura sp. 1 of Holloway, 1976: 3.


Lyclene unguifera (paratype)
(x 1.67)


7-8mm, 8-10mm. The facies is similar to that of females of the cuneifera group, but the male venation is unmodified. The distal half of the wing is more densely streaked, and there is a row of dark marks on the veins at the margin that is absent from cuneifera group females. The base of M1 is always well separate from the base of the R3-5 system on the forewing cell, whereas in the cuneifera group it is very close, connate or slightly stalked with it. The male abdomen grades darker distally, but the very apex is paler brown. The male genitalia have a slight angle at the centre of the valve costa, but the costal process is not distinct from the main part of the valve. The narrower saccular process is as long and terminates in a small spine. The aedeagus vesica is small and has a massive claw-like cornutus, a group of smaller spines and some slight scobination. The female has a similarly small bursa, sclerotised over part of the basal half, but with coarse spining and finer scobination distally.

Holotype  SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 5500ft., 17-19.i. 1976 (E. W. Classey), BM arctiid slide 5331.

Paratypes: 2, 1E as holotype; 1 SABAH: Mt Kinabalu, 30.vii-3.viii. 1979 (E. W. Classey); 2 SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m (slide 2061) and Park H.Q., 1620m, vii-ix. 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway); 12 (slide 4773), 2 (slides 2715, 2718) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Sites 13 (500m, Camp 2, Mulu, 401464, mixed dipt. for.), 14, 15 (1000m, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 413461, lower montane forest) and 25 (900m, G. Api, 427550, lower montane forest).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species is common in lower montane forest, but ranges from 500m to 1620m.

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