species: vagata Walker, India.
Lissolica Swinhoe (type species polygrapharia Walker).
wings above are characteristically irregularly mottled green, brown, grey,
blackish and fawn, with less green and stronger dark gray markings below. The
wing margins are irregularly dentate, with central angles on both, obtuse on the
forewing, acute on the hindwing, even centrally bidentate. The male antennae are
filiform, unusually lacking in ciliae.
male abdomen has a pair of setal patches on the third sternite. The eighth
segment is strongly modified, the tergite broad, pincer-like, the sternite much
narrower, but with prominent apodemes. There are coremata laterally on the
eighth segment. The genitalia have prominent horn-like socii separated at the
base by a small triangular or ovate uncal plate. The arms of the gnathus are
slender, the apex distinctly produced, acute. There are prominent coremata, with
the vinculum looped on each side to accommodate them. The aedeagus vesica is
relatively large and, unusually for the Geometrini, invested with conspicuous
the female the ovipositor lobes are unmodified, more of a general geometrid
type. The ostium is usually broad, pocket-like, the ductus and bursa variable in
shape. When present, the signum is bicornute.
genus is moderately diverse in the Oriental tropics, extending no further east
than Sulawesi. Yazaki (1988b) described a number of new taxa, identifying a
rather complex situation in the cluster of species around the type species.
Further investigation here has revealed even greater complexity, as discussed
under P. yazakii sp.
only host-plant record is from Fagaceae.
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