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“Lyclene” asaphes Hampson comb. n.
Asura asaphes Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 2: 451.

Lyclene asaphes
(x 1.67)

The forewing has simpler, broader fasciation in paler grey than other Lyclene, and the hindwings are paler yellow than the forewings.

Taxonomic note. The male genitalia have a valve of uniform thickness, rather than being thicker along the costa and sacculus. The apex is produced dorsally and ventrally, obliquely excavate in between. The aedeagus vesica is broader than long with general scobination except on one side where there are a few short, triangular cornuti. The female has a bong ductus with a pyriform, evenly and finely scobinate bursa. As with synestramena, placement in Lyclene is questionable.

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

Habitat preference. The species is uncommon in lowland dipterocarp forest up to about 600m.

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