Möschler (= arcuata
Walker), S. Africa.
Berio (type species
Berio = heterochroa
This genus is included in the Careini only tentatively on the basis of the
swollen, berry-like larval thorax (Holloway, 1998; and see below). The
modification of the male hind-leg is absent and the tymbal organs are
atypical, complex and can be associated with hair pencils.
the male abdomen, the eighth segment lacks apodemes. The genitalia have a strong
gnathus. The valves are somewhat careine in shape, with a moderate to strong
costal process. The aedeagus is short, the vesica small, simple, but sometimes
with a cluster of cornuti.
The female (iconica Walker) has a broad ductus but a relatively narrow,
elongate and flimsy corpus bursae that lacks a signum. The ovipositor lobes and
their apodemes are also long and narrow.
The genus is widespread in the Old World Tropics, and the individual species can
also be wide-ranging.
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