distributa Walker comb. rev.
distributa Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6:113.
forewings have distinctive criss-cross markings of dark brown on yellow; the
paler hindwings have an unusual, irregular, submarginal brown band. Those of the
former may well be derived from fusion of the broken fasciae seen in typical Lyclene.
Taxonomic note. The
male genitalia have valves of the peloa type but the saccular apex is
evenly curved rather than sinuous, and the valve apex is cleaver-shaped. The
aedeagus vesica has only general scobination, no large cornuti. The female has a
bursa that is longitudinally bilobed, the smaller basal part thickened, the
larger distal part densely filled with small spines.
Geographical range. Borneo,
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (van Eecke, 1930).
Habitat preference. The
species is rare, four specimens being taken in recent surveys: at Semongok near
Kuching; at 50m in alluvial forest near G. Mulu; at 600m at Poring Hot Springs
and on G. Trus Madi.
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