synestramena Hampson comb. n.
synestramena Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2:429.
forewing markings are distinctive, particularly the ovate one with an
‘eyebrow’ in the medial zone. The darkening border to the hindwings is also
unusual in the genus.
Taxonomic note. The
male genitalia have an odd flaplike interior process subapically in the costal
zone, and the aedeagus vesica has scobination but no cornuti. The female has two
unequal patches of sclerotisation on each side of the seventh segment. The bursa
lacks major spining but has a scobinate interior nipple towards the distal end.
Placement in Lyclene is therefore questionable.
Geographical range. Borneo,
Habitat preference. The
species is found in lowland forest up to 600m but is uncommon. During the Mulu
survey three specimens were taken in each of alluvial forest and forest on
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