Turner (type species
Turner, Australia) syn. n.
This genus is most diverse in Africa, but the type species of the
genus-group names involved are Indo-Australian. The forewing facies discussed
below is typical of most included species, particularly the dark, hook-shaped
mark associated with the reniform. The venation is of the plesiomorphic type,
the forewing with an areole.
The male genitalia have the nolid features and there are weak apodemes on the
eighth tergite. The uncus is simple, the valves rather tongue-like, with a
simple, distally displaced harpe at the extremity of a somewhat triangular
lacuna at the base of the valve. The aedeagus is simple, broad, with a rather
ovate vesica that has a distal cluster of radiating spines in the type species
but is just scobinate and reflexed in the species discussed below.
The female genitalia have a short, sclerotised ductus with a colliculum and an
elongate, pyriform corpus bursae with a scobinate signum that may extend, or be
absorbed in, a zone of scobinate, sclerotised corrugation that extends towards
the base of the bursa. This is very slight in the Bornean species but extensive
The placement of the genus within the family is unclear, but the simple harpe to
the valve and elongate corrugate zone in the corpus bursae might indicate
affinity to the Nolinae. However, no information on the early stages has been
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