Lyclene unguifera sp.
1 of Holloway, 1976: 3.
8-10mm. The facies is similar to that of females of the cuneifera group, but the male venation is unmodified. The distal
half of the wing is more densely streaked, and there is a row of dark marks on
the veins at the margin that is absent from cuneifera
group females. The base of M1 is always well separate from the base of the
R3-5 system on the forewing cell, whereas in the cuneifera group it is very close, connate or slightly stalked with
it. The male abdomen grades darker distally, but the very apex is paler brown.
The male genitalia have a slight angle at the centre of the valve costa, but the
costal process is not distinct from the main part of the valve. The narrower
saccular process is as long and terminates in a small spine. The aedeagus vesica
is small and has a massive claw-like cornutus, a group of smaller spines and
some slight scobination. The female has a similarly small bursa, sclerotised
over part of the basal half, but with coarse spining and finer scobination
SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, 5500ft., 17-19.i. 1976 (E. W. Classey),
BM arctiid slide 5331.
2, 1E as
holotype; 1 SABAH: Mt
Kinabalu, 30.vii-3.viii. 1979 (E.
W. Classey); 2 SABAH: Mt. Kinabalu, Mesilau, 1500m (slide 2061) and Park
H.Q., 1620m, vii-ix. 1965, Cambridge Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu 1965 (H.J.
Banks, H.S. Barlow & J.D. Holloway); 12
(slide 4773), 2 (slides 2715,
2718) SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway
et al.), Sites 13 (500m, Camp 2, Mulu, 401464, mixed dipt. for.), 14, 15
(1000m, Camp 2.5, Mulu, 413461, lower montane forest) and 25 (900m, G. Api,
427550, lower montane forest).
species is common in lower montane forest, but ranges from 500m to 1620m.
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