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Lyclene distributa Walker comb. rev. 
Lyclene distributa Walker, 1862, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 6:113.

Lyclene distributa
(x 1.67)

The forewings have distinctive criss-cross markings of dark brown on yellow; the paler hindwings have an unusual, irregular, submarginal brown band. Those of the former may well be derived from fusion of the broken fasciae seen in typical Lyclene.

Taxonomic note. The male genitalia have valves of the peloa type but the saccular apex is evenly curved rather than sinuous, and the valve apex is cleaver-shaped. The aedeagus vesica has only general scobination, no large cornuti. The female has a bursa that is longitudinally bilobed, the smaller basal part thickened, the larger distal part densely filled with small spines.

Geographical range. Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (van Eecke, 1930).

Habitat preference. The species is rare, four specimens being taken in recent surveys: at Semongok near Kuching; at 50m in alluvial forest near G. Mulu; at 600m at Poring Hot Springs and on G. Trus Madi.

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