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Hyphorma Walker

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 forewings. 

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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