Type species: minax Walker.
This, the next two genera and the non-Bornean genus Monema Walker
(Holloway, 1982a) share the character of a considerably elongated third
palp segment (Figs. 157-9), seen at its most extreme in Scopelodes Westwood.
All three genera have the aedeagus straight rather than sharply flexed
subbasally as in Parasa.
The male antennae are more broadly bipectinate over the basal half in Hyphorma
but more evenly bipectinate over the whole length in Hyphormides and
intermediate in Scopelodes. The stem of vein M is bifurcate
within the cell (not in the other two genera).
Hyphorma species typically have a reddish brown forewing with a dark submarginal
enclosing a lens of ground colour at the margin, and a straight, oblique, dark
fascia running from the origin of the submarginal on the costa to the dorsum at
its rather rounded subbasal angle. The hindwings are some- what paler than the
The male genitalia are of typical limacodid ground plan and those of the
female have a spiral ductus and a weak double signum.
There is no information on larval characteristics in this or the next
genus but the larva of Monema flavescens Walker was illustrated by Ishii
(1984). It has the dorsolaterals of T2 to A1, and the posterior two or three
pairs very large, the intermediate ones smaller than the laterals, resembling
other genera in the bisignate group.
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