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Lyclene angulifera sp. n

Lyclene angulifera 
(x 1.67)

Lyclene angulifera 
(x 1.67)

7-8mm, 8mm. This species has the general characteristics of the cuneifera group, but in the male forewing the areole is basally narrow, broader distally, with M1 distinctly angled centrally rather than evenly curved. This is the smallest and least heavily marked species. The male genitalia have the costal and saccular processes of the valve present and distinct from the central rounded apical part. The aedeagus vesica has a long cornutus that appears to be formed from the fusion of several spines, and there is coarse scobination elsewhere. The female bursa is spined throughout, more coarsely apically, and distinctly expanded basally.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 20, Mar.-Apr., W. Melinau Gorge, 150m. 422577, FEG 3, kerangas, BM arctiid slide 5422.

Paratypes: 3 (slide 2702), 3 (slide 2722) as holotype; 12 (slides 2701, 2703), 2 (dissected specimens only; slides 2720, 2721) general data as holotype but Sites 8, 11, (150m, Camp 1, Mulu, mixed dipt. for.), 13 (500m, Camp 2, Mulu, mixed dipt. for.), 14, 15 (1000m, Camp 2.5, Mulu, lower montane forest), 25 (900m, G. Api, lower montane forest).

Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.

Habitat preference. The species has a similar ecological range to cuneifera, but is the commonest of the three in the Mulu samples and shows some preference for lowland heath forest and lower montane forest.

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