Lyclene cuneigera Walker
Lyclene cuneigera Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.),
Asura lutaroides van Eecke, 1926, Zool. Meded.
Leiden, 9: 289, syn. n.
and taxonomic note. See
under L. pudibunda above for
distinction of cuneigera and allies.
The holotype male of lutaroides has
genitalia that match those of the Bornean male (slide 5329) collected by A.R.
Wallace. The original description refers to a male, but the specimen labelled as
the type of cuneigera in BMNH is
female (slide 5318), following Hampson (1900). The male genitalia have the
saccular process with a distinctive ‘ball and spur’ apex, and the aedeagus
vesica bears two large cornutus spines. The female has sclerotised disc-like
pads on either side of the seventh segment. In Balinese specimens the apical
part of the male saccular process is more complex, and the female has double
pads on each side of the seventh segment (slides 5351, 5360).
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra; Bali.
only material seen is that originally collected by A.R. Wallace in Sarawak,
probably in the lowlands.
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