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Lyclene obsoleta Moore comb. rev. 
   
Lyclene obsoleta Moore, 1878, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1878: 32.


Lyclene obsoleta
(x 1.67)


Diagnosis.
The species resembles a lighter yellow, more heavily marked version of peloa, the zig-zag postmedial being particularly intense and extending further basad into the medial zone subdorsally.

Taxonomic note. Hampson (1900) included the more lightly marked L. assamica Moore as a synonym, but this needs confirmation. The male genitalia have valves with only the saccular process strong. The aedeagus has an unusual apical comb of spines, but the vesica is typical of Lyclene with some scobination and a single, blade-like cornutus at the end of a diverticulum. The female genitalia have a bursa consistent with placement in Lyclene but more heavily sclerotised than average, including an appendix-like structure that presumably receives the cornutus.

Geographical range. N.E. Himalaya, Borneo.

Habitat preference. The only specimen seen is the male noted by Hampson (1900) from Pulo Laut, a low-lying island at the south-east of Borneo. Further confirmation of its occurrence in Borneo would be valuable.

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