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Calichodes Warren stat. rev.

Type species: foveata Warren (by monotypy) = subrugata Walker.

The genus-group name Calichodes was first published by Warren (1897, Novit. zool. 4: 246), though was not flagged as a new genus in the author's usual fashion. The name (with reference to "Warren M.S”. ) was proposed as a new subgenus of Boarmia, with a different type species, by Wehrli (1943, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 4, Suppl., p. 544). Fletcher (1979) referred only to the usage by Wehrli, followed by Sato (1993). However, the earlier usage is valid under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature and therefore has priority (I.W.B. Nye, pers. comm.).

The single species included is small with whitish ground colour marked with dark brownish grey. The postmedials are characteristically bidentate. The male antennae are bipectinate to about three quarters, those of the female being filiform. The male forewing has a strong fovea.

In the male abdomen the eighth segment is elongate. There is no setal comb on sternite 3. In the genitalia the uncus is small, the gnathus absent. The valves are narrow, with a fine, sinous costal thickening that has a zone of setae just short of the apex of the valve. Basal to this setal zone is an irregular flange that traverses the valve lamina and bears two setal spines directed basad.

The female genitalia have the ductus very short, sclerotised. The bursa has the basal part slender, continuing from the ductus, corrugate and finely scobinate. The distal bulb is more or less spherical and contains a massive signum with a broad, square base with the rim bearing a pair of strong, irregular spines at each corner.

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