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Lyclene pudibunda Snellen comb. n.  
Setina pudibunda Snellen, 1880, in Veth, Midden-Sumatra, 4(2): 38.

Lyclene pudibunda
(x 1.67)

Diagnosis and taxonomic note.
This and the next species have conspicuously dark forewing fringes as in the cuneigera Walker group that follows, but are distinguished by the course of the forewing antemedial: more or less oblique, if irregular, in the cuneigera group but obtusely angled distad in pudibunda and its relative. Thus, the space between the two fasciae is a transverse ‘hour-glass’ in the pudibunda pair but narrow and diverging basad over the dorsal half in the cuneigera group. Otherwise, the markings of the forewings in the two groups are similar. In the male genitalia, the pudibunda group has a prominent peniculus with setae on each side of the tegumen; the valve has the costal process broad, rounded, and the vesica has three or more cornuti. In the cuneigera group, the peniculus is weak or absent, the costal process of the valve is vestigial, and the aedeagus vesica has at most two cornuti, one of which is very large. In the female, there are more prominent and heavily sclerotised lateral pockets in the cuneigera group, but the pudibunda pair has a more elongate bursa with a small, umbonate and scobinate signum near the apex.

In Borneo, pudibunda can be distinguished from its close relative by the presence of a diffuse, straight dark band medially on the hindwing; this is absent in typical Sumatran and Himalayan specimens. Genitalic differences are discussed in the description of the next species.

Geographical range. Sumatra, Borneo, N.E. Himalaya.

Habitat preference. The species is rare but taken in a wide range of habitats: secondary vegetation, dipterocarp forest and heath forest in the lowlands and lower montane forest at 1000m.

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