Lyclene xanthopera Hampson
xanthopera Hampson, 1907, Ann. Mag.
nat. Hist. (7), 19: 325.
species is small, the wings a uniform, pale yellowish grey that grades paler at
the margin to very pale yellow fringes. The hindwings can be paler than the
forewings, and the shade of grey is variable from medium grey to pale creamy
Taxonomic note. The
male genitalia show features in common with the biseriata complex,
particularly the shape and asymmetry of the valve structures and the proximity
of the two cornuti in the vesica. The female genitalia are also consistent with
this interpretation. Typical Chiretolpis Watson (=Tricholepis Hampson
praeocc; type species erubescens Hampson, S. India) has unusual
facies, but the venation and male genitalia are similar to those of Lyclene.
Geographical range. Singapore,
Habitat preference. Records
are infrequent from the lowlands to 1000m, with slight concentration in heath
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