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Loxomiza Gen. n.

Type species: herberti sp. n.

This genus is similar in facies to genera referred to under the account of Polyscia Warren, but lacks the features that would enable it to be placed in any named genus.

The male antennae are strongly bipectinate, those of the female somewhat less so. The forewing margin is strongly bowed, the apex slightly falcate, the costa almost straight. Elements of the facies include fasciae similar to those in Polyscia but with an angled forewing antemedial in addition.

In the male genitalia the vinculum does not loop exteriorly below the valve on each side, the furca is asymmetric, long on the left side, vestigial on the right. Coremata are not present at the base of the valves, which are simple, narrow. The aedeagus is short, the vesica with five moderate to long cornuti. Large cornuti are not often present in Hypochrosini. Another exception is Loxotephria Warren, discussed next, but there coremata are present, the furca is less asymmetric and the uncus is cleft. The male abdomen in Loxotephria has distinctive coremata, and the antennae of the male are filiform.

The female genitalia are characterised by a spherical corpus bursa with a thickened wall. Crossing the whole width of this is a sinuous, puckered band of sclerotisation, with scobination on the irregular ridges.

Thus Loxomiza can be defined by a combination of characters: deep forewings with a strongly bowed margin; bipectinate male antennae; strong cornuti in the aedeagus; extreme reduction of right furca; loss of coremata at the bases of the valves; ornamentation of the bursa copulatrix.

The genus includes only the type species.

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