species: limacodina Felder = dilectissima Walker.
Pachylepis Felder (praeocc, with replacement name as above).
only species in this genus has dull rusty red forewings edged with yellow
patches of varying size and, on the costal and distal margins, small black
markings; there are three yellow patches centrally in the medial area. The
hindwings are dark grey with paler yellow patches on the costa and margin, a
colour scheme reflected by the abdomen. The forewing tornus is more evenly
rounded than in most trifines.
the male abdomen the trifine hair pencils are present. There are lateral rods to
the eighth sternite. The genitalia have the valve simple with a central
spine-like harpe arising from the sacculus. On the interior lamina of the valve
dorsal to the sacculus is an even array of slender setae directed over the costa.
The aedeagus vesica is narrow with two basal lobes and a more distal cluster of
slender cornuti directed basad. Three unequal scobinate bands extend from the
apex of the aedeagus into the vesica.
female genitalia have the eighth segment a complete, simple ring with the ostium
unsclerotised at the base of a long, slender, unsclerotised ductus bursae. The
bursa is asymmetric, much wider than long, and very finely scobinate throughout.
larva is described below.
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