species: alternata Warren, Philippines.
colouration and the falcate shape of the forewing, Mixochlora resembles Tanaorhinus,
but the species are only half the size, the wings with a more extensive
series of transverse, silvery white bands. The underside is pale yellow green,
faintly fasciated darker. The male antennae are narrowly bipectinate to
male abdomen and genitalia are much as in Tanaorhinus, though the valves
lack a strong harpe from the sacculus, and the eighth sternite has a central
In the female the ovipositor lobes are as in Tanaorhinus. The
pyriform bursa lacks a signum.
As with Tanaorhinus, one host-plant recorded is Quercus, but
others are Fagus (also Fagaceae) and Corylus (Corylaceae) (see M.
The genus consists of the type species, the two discussed below,
and M. radiata Warren from New Guinea.
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