TRIBE NUDARIINI
View Image Gallery of The Tribe Nudariini

Adites vagilinea Walker comb. n. 
   
Lyclene vagilinea Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6:114.


Adites vagilinea (x 1.38)


Diagnosis.
This is one of the smaller species in the genus, distinguished by the very narrow, dark crimson fasciation of the forewing.

Taxonomic note. The male genitalia are atypical, with a long, slender uncus, distal costal and saccular processes, the latter unspined, no rugosity to the anellus, and a random array of small to large acute cornuti in the aedeagus vesica. However, the facies is typical of Adites.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat preference. This appears to be a rare lowland forest species, recent material consisting of two specimens from 600m at Poring, east of G. Kinabalu, and one from 170m at the Danum Valley Field Centre, all from Sabah. The original material was from Sarawak, probably also a lowland locality.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Contents page


Copyright Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.