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Lyclene areolifera sp. n.  

Lyclene areolifera (holotype)
(x 1.67)

Lyclene areolifera (paratype)
(x 1.67)

8-10mm, 10mm. One of two very similar, more heavily marked species with male forewing M1 evenly curved, areolifera has the areole relatively broad, with R3, R4, R5 and Ml all arising independently around its apex. The distal fringes of the forewing are usually yellow, and the oblique, irregular antemedial fascia is entire (broken in the other two species). The male genitalia have the valve tapering to a narrow blunt apex that incorporates convergent costal and saccular processes. The aedeagus vesica has a single cornutus consisting of the fusion of two long, rather blade-like spines, similar to that of cuneifera. The females have a bursa with general coarse scobination, broader than that of cuneifera throughout.

Holotype  NORD BORNEO: Mont Kina Balu, 5.8.1903 (John Waterstradt), BM arctiid slide 5334.

Paratypes: 7 (slides 2704, 2707, 2708), 2 (slides 2717, 2724) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Sites 8, 11 (150m, Camp 1, Mulu, mixed dipt. for.), 15 (1000m, Camp 2.5, Mulu, lower montane forest), 20 (150m, W. Melinau Gorge, kerangas), 23, 24 (250m & 270m, W. Melinau Gorge, forest on limestone) and 25 (900m, G. Api, lower montane forest on limestone).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. The species has a similar ecological range to cuneifera apart from heath forest.

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