Type species: argentipunctata
The third segment of
the palps is elongate as in Hyphorma, but tending towards Scopelodes in
the brush of hair-like scales arising from it. The male antennae are relatively
evenly bipectinate over the whole length.
The forewings are almost black, the submarginal is obscure, the oblique
line faintly evident; the scaling on the oblique line and in bands arising from
it towards the tornus are variably reflective, giving an impression of lighter
zones in some light. There are pale bluish scales on the distal and anterior
marginal zones of the forewing, and on the thorax. There is a distinctive white
spot on the dorsum at one third.
The male genitalia are similar to those of Hyphorma except the
gnathus is completely divided into two acute, upcurved processes see below. No
females were available for study.
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