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Adites pseudolyclene sp. n.  
   
Adites sp. 2 of Holloway, 1976: 3.


Adites pseudolyclene (paratype) (x 1.38)



, 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.

Holotype Bukit Pagon, L.P. 308, 1680 metres, BRUNEI, 20.ii.1982 (T. W. Harman), BM arctiid slide 5200.

Paratypes: 1 , 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. Holloway).

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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