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Lyclene quadrata sp. n.  

Lyclene quadrata
(holotype) (x 1.67)

, possible 7-8mm. The facies is indistinguishable from that of circumdata, the difference being in the longer valve of the male genitalia that expands gradually to a squared apex where it is broadest. The possible females are also very similar in genitalia to circumdata but have the distal part of the bursa more densely scobinate.

Holotype . SABAH: Poring, 1800ft., E. of Mt. Kinabalu, 20-23.i. 1976 (E. W. Classey), BM arctiid slide 5209.

Paratypes: 1 (slide 5363) SABAH: 5m. S. Mt. Trus Madi, 1800ft., 18-28.viii.1977 (M.E. Bacchus); 1 (slide 5212) BRUNEI: 30-60m, Labi, lowland forest and secondary veg., 12.1.80 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 (slide 5370) BRUNEI: 3m, Seria, secondary and coastal veg., 11.2.82 (T. W. Harman); 2 (slides 2735, 5426) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 14, February, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 1000m. 413461, lower montane for.

Other material. Possible females are all from the Poring locality (slides 5213,5364 and 5369) except one from Mesilau at 1500m on the Pinosuk Plateau of G. Kinabalu referred to biseriata by Holloway (1976).

Geographical range. Borneo, ?Peninsular Malaysia (slide 2870, a female).

Habitat preference. The ecological range is similar to that of circumdata but the species is rarer.

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