TRIBE NUDARIINI
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Nudariphleps Gen. n.

Type species: gauldi sp. n.

This genus contains a single Bornean species of the diaphanous complex that falls readily into none of the genera available. The forewing venation has similarities with that of Schistophleps, having two bifurcate systems in the radial sector, but R1 does not anastomose with Sc, and there are no veinlets between the latter and the costa. The hindwing venation is also as in Schistophleps and other diaphanous genera, but with the discocellular between (Rs, M1) and M2 acutely angled. The bases of the forewing costa and dorsum are both strongly bowed. The male antennae are ciliate, without significant enlargement of the scape.

The ground colour is white, the forewing with dark grey markings similar to those of some Nudaria Haworth, particularly the elongate grey mark running obliquely to the tornus, but this is within a much more irregular and oblique postmedial that angles around a small discal spot. There is submarginal shading within which the veins are picked out darker. The subbasal curvature of the tornus is also shaded dark grey.

The male genitalia have short, broad, ovate valves without any processes or other ornamentation. The uncus is short, deep, the saccus not developed. The diaphragm is lightly sclerotised, with some modification around the anellus as illustrated. The aedeagus is short, gently curved, with some faint scobination in the vesica.


Fig.5g: Nudariphleps gauldi sp. n.,

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