Unassigned, possibly plesiomorphic genera
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Tospitis Walker

Type species: nulliferana Walker, Borneo.

The small type species of this genus has forewing venation similar to that of Neoduma, but the cell is much shorter, extending only two thirds of the way to the apex (Fig 10h). The hindwing has five veins (excluding Sc) arising from the cell. The forewing is brownish grey, with a pale yellowish zone extending down from the base along the costa to the apex. Hampson (1900) gave a detailed description of wing pattern that is not apparent in the specimen today. There are a few black scales in the discal area that are not seen in the specimens taken more recently. The holotype is badly damaged and lacks an abdomen; it is not entirely clear that the three specimens taken recently and referred to below are correctly assigned to it. They are also in poor condition but are of similar general appearance, and the male dissected has similar forewing venation, though the wing in better condition is somewhat distorted.


Fig.10h: Tospitis nulliferana Walker

The genitalia of this male (slide 4974) have rather flimsy valves, triangular but with a broadly rounded distal margin; the costa is slightly thickened to about one third. The tegumen is twice as long as the vinculum, the uncus is simple, slender, and there is a suprascaphial thickening. The aedeagus vesica contains a small ovate sclerotisation.

Apart from the type species, the genus also contains brunneiplaga Hampson from Bhutan, but this may well not be congeneric.

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