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Jodis Hübner

Type species: aeruginaria Denis & Schiffermüller = lactearia Linnaeus, Europe.

Synonym Leucoglyphica Warren (type species pallescens Hampson, S. India), not checked by dissection.

Species in this genus have a variety of facies types as in Maxates and Chlorissa, with definitive features being found in the male abdomen. The male antennae are bipectinate, of the adpressed, untidy type, distinguishing the genus from members of the Hemithea group of genera.

In the male abdomen the eighth sternite is apically notched or bifid, the bifurcations usually sclerotised, sometimes rugose. The valve is usually simple, with coremata, and distinguished by an oblique groove or declivity running from
the transtilla to the centre of the ventral margin. This groove is modified in various ways. The third sternite bears setae, usually in a sparse circular central patch (Fig 384).

The female genitalia have the modified type of ovipositor lobes, a narrow, often sclerotised and corrugate ductus, and a more or less spherical bursa with a bicornute signum or modification of it.

The larva is typical of the Hemitheiti, slender, green, twig-like, with a biconical head capsule: a Japanese species is illustrated by Sugi (1987). Japanese species, including the type species, have been recorded as feeding from the families Aceraceae, Betulaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Cercidiphyllaceae, Ericaceae, Fagaceae, Pinaceae, Rosaceae, Saxifragaceae and Stypheleaceae (Nakijima & Sato, 1979).

The genus is most diverse in the Oriental mainland tropics and subtropics but extends into the archipelago to Sulawesi and also into temperate latitudes. There are five species in Borneo.

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