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Xandrames Moore

Type species: dholaria Moore, N.E. Himalayas, China, Japan.

The genus contains a number of large, brown, Oriental species. The wings are generally brindled or striated, and the forewing usually has a broad, irregular, whitish bar just distal to the centre of the costa, running obliquely to the dorsum, the inner edge stepped outwards along CuA1.

The male has a small but distinct fovea, no setal comb on sternite 3, and bipectinate antennae. The female also has bipectinate antennae but the pectinations are shorter.

The male genitalia are robust, the valve typically boarmiine with a broadly setose cucullus. The type species has a triangular projection from the interior of the sacculus, lacking in the Bornean representative. The uncus and gnathus are robust, the former triangular, apically truncate or bifid. The aedeagus vesica has a scobinate or spiny patch and, in the type species but not the Bornean one, a single, strong, basal cornutus.

The female genitalia have the ovipositor lobes oval-rectangular, darkly sclerotised, though with paler halves to the setal bases. The apodemes are long, slender, straight. The ductus is short, conical, the bursa narrow throughout, with a small, irregularly dentate, distal signum. The anterior margin of the rather elongate eighth tergite is rounded or slightly bilobed.

The larva of the type species was illustrated in Sugi (1987). It is leaf green with a fine, straight, yellowish dorsolateral line. The spiracles are picked out dark in a small yellow halo. The thoracic segments are slightly tumescent when the larva is at rest.

The host plant, as for the Bornean species below, is Lindera (Lauraceae).

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