species. perspicillaris Linnaeus (= polyodon Clerck).
Chloantha Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin (type species hyperici Denis
& Schiffermuller, Europe).
genus consists of a number of small species with a striking, longitudinally
striate forewing pattern within which the reniform stigma is prominent.
the male genitalia there is a strong cucullus and corona to the valve, with the
process from the valve costa covering or crossing the neck of the cucullus much
as in Apamea; this process can show asymmetry from one side to the other.
The harpe is broad, crossing the base of the costal process. The peniculus is
weak or only moderately developed. The aedeagus has a strong lateral spur.
The trifine basal hair pencils appear to have been lost as the associated
pouches laterally on sternite 4 remain. The apodemes of the basal sternite are set wide apart, slightly divergent. Sternite
8 has a slight corema as in Apamea.
the female genitalia the bursa is irregular with a slight lateral lobe bearing
the ductus seminalis; the bursa wall is thick and there are no signa.
species in the genus feed on Hypericum (Guttiferae) as does the Oriental A.
intermediata Bremer (Miyata, 1983).
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