species: orbiferana Walker, Sri Lanka.
Eurodes Turner (type species micrommata
deep, ovate forewings have a number of diagnostic features for this genus. Veins
R1 to R4 all meet the costa, and there is a cross-vein between Sc and R1 (Fig
10c). Veins R5 and M1 are connate or stalked and terminate either side of the
apex; M2 and M3 are also stalked. The forewing colour is greyish purple except
for a rufous discal dot, and there is a narrow costal to marginal darker zone
that is more iridescent, and bounded by an evenly curved inner edge where the
colour is darkest.
Fig 10c: Hemonia orbiferana Walker
male genitalia have a slender uncus, simple, undivided valves with an interior
field of fine, dorsally directed setae. The aedeagus vesica is globular, usually
with several cornuti.
female abdomen has lateral pockets on the seventh segment (Bornean species) and
a generally scobinate (denser centrally in Bornean species) bursa from which a
flimsy appendix bursae arises laterally.
restricted to the Indo-Australian tropics, extending to Australia and New
Guinea, with six species in the latter.
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