pseudolyclene sp. n.
Adites sp. 2 of Holloway, 1976: 3.
10-12mm. The wings are
creamy-white, the forewing marked with fine dark red lines. The subbasal to
antemedial area is consistent with typical Adites but the subbasal spots
are more linear. The postmedial has become a pronounced irregular zig-zag,
somewhat reminiscent of some Lyclene Moore species. The discal mark is
linear, oblique, and the submarginal marks are small. However, the genitalia of
both sexes are typical of the bizonoides group of Adites. The
valve apex is rather produced, such that the rather small, recurved, spiny apex
to the saccular process is distinctly subapical. The aedeagus vesica has three
equally long but relatively slender cornuti. The female genitalia show no
particularly distinctive variations on the bizonoides group theme.
Pagon, L.P. 308, 1680 metres, BRUNEI, 20.ii.1982 (T. W. Harman), BM
arctiid slide 5200.
, 2 (slide 2062)
SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m., vii-ix. 1965, Cambridge
Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J. Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D.
Geographical range. Borneo.
Habitat preference. This
is a rare species of montane forest, the highest member of the bizonoides group.
The Mesilau locality was in forest of particularly great stature on the Pinosuk
Plateau, but has now mostly been cleared.
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