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Sundascelia Gen. n.

Type species: epelys Prout.

The male antennae are prismatic, and the forewing venation is also consistent with that of the Lithinini; below, the hindwing discal spot is large and conspicuous, that of the forewing obscure. The fasciation of the wings differs from that of most lithinines in being irregularly dentate, transverse rather than oblique. The male hind tibia encloses a hair pencil.

The male abdomen has a comb of setae on sternite 3. The genitalia lack socii, there is no furca, but the costal area is distinctively folded longitudinally. The gnathus terminates with a dorsal ridge of spines. The saccus is bilobed. The aedeagus vesica is long, tubular, terminating in a broad, blade-like cornutus. The female genitalia have a basal, sclerotised, laterally scrolled zone to the ductus which is distally long, weakly spiralled, with a longitudinal sclerotised zone in the spiral with spines that increase in size distally. The bursa is oval, rugose all over the interior surface.

The single species was originally described in the Philippines montane genus Arctoscelia Warren, but does not share the definitive features of that genus (Holloway, 1984b).

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