Lyclene peloa Swinhoe
peloa Swinhoe, 1904, Ann. Mag. nat.
Hist. (7), 14: 420.
forewings are paler yellow than in typical Lyclene, the fasciation a
paler grey than usual but otherwise similar to that of the more punctate members
of the genus. The hindwings are paler yellow still.
Taxonomic note. In
the male genitalia, only the saccular process of the valve is prominent,
terminating in a slender, sinuous spine. The aedeagus vesica is large with
several areas of scobination and a distal lobe bearing an irregular row of small
to robust spines, the more robust ones rather asymmetric like those of Barsine
Walker (see Barsine
Walker ). The female genitalia have the bursa similarly large,
containing an irregular band of coarse spining as well as some finer scobination.
Geographical range. Sumatra,
Peninsular Malaysia, Java, Borneo.
Habitat preference. The
species is uncommon, being taken in disturbed coastal and agricultural areas of
Brunei and at Semongok, an area of lowland forest near Kuching.
specimen from an agricultural region of Brunei bears ‘Mangifera indica’ on
its label, but no indication of the context of this! Fox (1986) described the
larva as mouse-coloured, thickly clothed with short, close black hairs. It
rolled up when disturbed, exposing bare skin between the verrucae on each
segment. The larva fed on lichens and pupated in an ovate cocoon incorporating
larval setae. The time from pupation to emergence was 5-15 days.
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