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Chrysoblephara Gen. n.

Type species: chrysoteucta Prout.

This genus is erected for a species that, whilst showing several of the general characters of the Myrioblephara group, cannot be associated particularly with any one of the genera within it.

The male antennae are fasciculate, there is a weak fovea, and the setal comb on sternite 3 is lacking. The fasciation is black on a fawn ground that is extensively irrorated with orange. The postmedials and forewing antemedial are punctate, the hindwing medial more continuous. The submarginals are strong, zig-zag, with a distinct pale patch between them and the margin over M3 and CuA1 on both wings.

In the male there is only a single pair of coremata between segments 6 and 7 as in Myrioblephara, but the openings of these are subventral rather than lateral. The uncus is bifid as in Necyopa Walker, but the antennal and coremata characters are inconsistent with association with that genus. The gnathus is weak. The juxta is narrow, strap-like. On the valves, sclerotisation extends in a band along both the costa and the ventral margin, the former giving rise to a coarsely setose lobe subapically from its ventral edge, and the latter having a row of spine-like setae, directed distally, over its distal third. The aedeagus has a cluster of cornuti as in some Myrioblephara species.

The female genitalia have the ovipositor lobes short. The sterigma is complex, pocket-like, the ductus short, the neck of the bursa broader, three times as long, sclerotised, and the distal bulb having a transverse signum typical of the Myrioblephara complex. Spicules in this last suggest that some of the smaller spines of the cornutus cluster in the male are deciduous.

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