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Hybridoneura Warren

Type species: abnormis Warren, N.E. Himalaya.

Synonyms: Pseudomimetis Prout (type species semiviridis Prout after Warren (see species description for H. picta Warren)) syn. n.

The male of abnormis has distinctive secondary sexual characteristics, notably a translucent subdorsal zone on the forewing like a pair of white lips divided by vein CuA1 and bounded by M3 and CuA2. The hindwing is more or less triangular, narrowed costally, with Sc + Rs on the costal edge, and M1 sigmoid. The cell is relatively deep. The male antennae are filiform.

The male genitalia are characterised by large and highly complex corematous structures suspended on arms from the valve bases. A major component of this is a striate leg-and-foot-like structure.

In the female the bursa is somewhat pyriform, with the ductus seminalis arising asymmetrically from its base. There are two longitudinal bands of spines amid more general spining within it.

Pseudomimetis lacks the extreme secondary sexual structures of the male forewing and coremata, but is brought into synonymy on grounds of the following synapomorphies with Hybridoneura: the straight, transverse medial of the forewing; the bilobed or biangular basal margin of the male eighth sternite; the ovate-elongate shape of the base of the juxta; the broadening of the tegumen; the suspension of the coremata on arms; the rather black, granular ornamentation of the aedeagus vesica; the female bursa.

A similar pair of arcuate bands is found in the bursa of Pasiphilodes subtrita Walker but this lacks the other features mentioned above.

In addition to the type species of the genus-group names, the genus is represented in New Guinea by H. truncata Prout, a close relative of H. abnormis.

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