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Lyclene multiramorum sp. n.  

Lyclene multiramorum
(x 1.67)

9-10mm, 8-10mm. The forewing facies is similar to that of unguifera but lacks the marginal markings and has a finer and more even array of longitudinal dark flecks and a series of elongate lunules postmedially. The male forewing cell is narrowed towards the apex such that M2 (just) and M1 (well distal) join the radial sector branching system: ((((R3, R4) R5) M1) M2). In the female M1, but not M2, is part of this system. In the male genitalia the costal process is reduced, the lamellar valve apex being crossed by a strongly developed, spine-like apex to the saccular process. The aedeagus vesica has a slender, bifid cornutus that arises from an extended, straight ‘track’ across the vesica membrane. The female genitalia have a lateral lobe at the base of the bursa, a central section with thickening on one side, and a distal spherical section that is full of coarse spines. The sixth abdominal segment has lateral pockets.

Holotype  SARAWAK: Gunong Mulu Nat. Park, R.G.S. Exped. 1977-8 (J.D. Holloway et al.), Site 25, April, G. Api, 900m. 427550, lower montane forest, BM arctiid slide 5337.

Paratypes: 1 (slide 2699), 3 (slide 5330) as holotype; l (slide 5332) Ulu Temburong Expedition, 1978, BRUNEI, Retak, 1465m, LP238, 18.x. 1978 (T. W. Harman); 1 (slide 5344) BRUNEI: 1618m, Bukit Retak, montane forest, 18.5.79 (Lt. Col. M.G. Allen); 1 (slide 5333) Bukit Pagon, LP 380, 1680 metres, BRUNEI, 20.ii. 1982 (T. W. Harman); l (slide 5421) Bidi, SARAWAK, 1907-1908 (C.J. Brooks).

Geographical range. Borneo.

Habitat preference. All material is from montane forest except the male from Bidi, a lowland locality.

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