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Aplochlora Warren

Type species: vivilaca Walker.

This genus includes several species from the Old World tropics that share a uniform green ground colour to the upper surface of both wings, and strong black discal spots. The male antennae are filiform, slightly serrate or bipectinate.

The Indo-Australian complex of species related most closely to vivilaca (See Aplochlora vivilaca Walker) has male genitalia as described in the tribal account. The tubular aedeagus vesica bears a row of moderately robust cornuti and the eighth abdominal segment is usually modified: in vivilaca the sternite is triangular distally, with apical sclerotisation.

The female genitalia (vivilaca) have the ductus almost as long as the bursa, a flattened tube, slightly sclerotised and finely scobinate. The pyriform bursa contains a typical, stellate, mushroom-like signum at two thirds, opposed by a band of scobinate, sclerotised corrugations that runs the length of the bursa.

The biology of the type species is described below.

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