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Danala Walker

Type species: laxtaria Walker

The wing margins are crenulate with angles at M3 on both, that of the hindwing approximately at right-angles in the type species. The wings are relatively uniform in colour, those of the type species being pale reddish brown with darker striae, an extensive greyer zone over the tornal half of the margin, cream-coloured blotches associated with the postmedial anterior to this grey zone, and with the forewing antemedial. On the underside the postmedials are marked by dark spots on the veins. The male antennae are filiform, ciliate.

The male genitalia of the type species have the coremata very long, double. The dorsal processes of the valves are well separate from the main part, and together form a structure on the tegumen with the ribbon-like gnathus much as in Auzeodes Warren (See Auzeodes Warren). The uncus is broad, squarish, with a slight cleft apically and a scattering of small, short setae over the distal third. There is no furca, but the valve bases are close together. The aedeagus vesica is small, globular, with a scattering of small, slender, spindle-shaped spicules distally. The eighth tergite terminates in a central, narrow, bifid process, and there is a comb of setae in a similar position over the sternite.

The female genitalia have the signum as in Syngonorthus, but the bursa is less elongate and more irregular in shape;, it is irregularly sclerotised and scobinate basally at its junction with the ductus.

The genus consists of the type species and D. lilacina Wileman from Taiwan.

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