SUBFAMILY PLUSIINAE
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Chrysodeixis Hubner

Type species: chalcites Esper.

This genus has been reviewed by Dufay (1970) and Ichinose (1973). It is richest in the Indo-Australian tropics but also occurs in Africa. The most distinctive characteristic is the slender, almost needle-like saccus in the male genitalia, though the minutus Dufay group is an exception to this. The harpe on the valve is reduced or absent. The adeagus vesica usually has a fairly complete row or series of rows of cornuti, and the basal interior structure is disc-like. Several different structural features are apparent in the male eighth abdominal segment and these may prove useful in defining species groups within the genus.

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