species: replicans Walker.
Ancaroides Bethune-Baker (type species kebea, Bethune-Baker).
species of Ancara are large, the males with strongly bipectinate
antennae, those of the female weakly so. The forewing pattern is somewhat
similar to that of Paradiopa and Stenopterygia species but the
reniform stigma of the forewing is, in most of the species, considerably
the male abdomen trifine hair pencils are not present. The eighth sternite
has a basal transverse band of setae, almost a corema, or a double corema,
supported by lateral rods. The valve is simple, straplike, narrow, long, with a
corona. There is a simple harpe on the sacculus. The ventral part of the
peniculus is strongly setose, the tegumen on each side broad. The aedeagus
vesica is short, globose, with a large distal sclerotisation.
In the female genitalia the eighth segment is a simple ring of sclerotisation,
broken by the ostium which opens as a lightly sclerotised, scobinate pouch. The
ductus is unsclerotised, fluted, broader distally, entering the elongate bursa
subbasally, the portion of the bursa at and basal to the opening being more
folded and strongly scobinate.
There is an assemblage of three New Guinea species (olivescens Bethune-Baker,
kebea Bethune-Baker, griseola Bethune-Baker) with the basal half
of the hindwing yellow.
The Himalayan species viridipicta Hampson, recorded from Borneo, lacks
the generic features just described and is best placed in association with
quadrifine genera as discussed (see
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