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Xeropteryx Butler

Type species: columbicola Walker.

The genus is monotypic, the type species having a tail to the hindwing as in Thinopteryx but lacking transverse fasciae. The forewing margin is straight. The facies is a more or less uniform, finely striated grey with a dark discal spot on the hindwing and sometimes translucent patches in the centre of the forewing. The male genitalia are distinguished by deep valves with an almost right-angled ventral margin and a strong costal spur, and by a long, slender saccus. No female specimens were located for examination.

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