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Lyclene xanthopera Hampson comb. n.
   
Tricholepis xanthopera Hampson, 1907, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 19: 325.


Lyclene xanthopera
(x 1.67)


Diagnosis.
The 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 fawn.

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, Borneo.

Habitat preference. Records are infrequent from the lowlands to 1000m, with slight concentration in heath forests.

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