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Lomographa Hübner

Type species: taminata Denis & Schiffermüller = bimaculata Fabricius, Europe.

Synonyms: Akrobapta Wehrli type species perapicata Wehrli, China); Aleucis Guenée (type species distinctata Herrich-Schäffer, Europe); Anhibernia Staudinger (type species orientalis Staudinger, ssp. of distinctata); Cirretaera Butler (type species simplicior Butler, Japan); Corycia Duponchel (type species temerata Denis & Schiffermüller), praeocc. but an objective synonym of Lomographa (Fletcher, 1979); Cyrtesia Wehrli (type species ochrilinea Warren, China); Earoxyptera Djakonov (type species buraetica Staudinger, Mongolia); Eudjakonovia Fletcher (type species pulverata Bang-Haas, Ussuri; replaces Neobapta Djakonov, praeocc.); Leucetaera Warren (type species inamata Walker, see below).

This genus was defined most recently by Rindge (1979) with reference to N. American taxa, though an attempt to assess placement of some S.E. Asian species within it was made by Holloway (1982).

The species are mainly small, satiny white, sometimes grey, with rather deep wings. The wings have transverse fasciae that can be sharp, linear, or highly diffuse. Black discal spots are present in some species. The antennae of both sexes are simple, filiform, lacking cilia, tending towards the condition in the Lithinini.

Genitalic features are variable and provide no strongly definitive features. In the male, the uncus tends to be long, slender, sometimes with a dorsal bulge at the base. Socii and a gnathus are present. The valve is usually simple with a corematous sac at its base that bears long, slender setae. In the female the bursa is variably ornamented, with or without a typical 'spiny mushroom' signum, or with (including the type species) more general scobination or a scattering of spines.

The larvae are most frequently recorded from Rosaceae, but a number of other families such as Aceraceae, Betulaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Fagaceae and Salicaceae have also been noted (Rindge; Sato & Nakajima, 1975).

The genus is found widely in the New World and Palaearctic. It extends to New Guinea and the Solomons in the Indo-Australian tropics. Four species occur in Borneo.

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