SUBFAMILY PLUSIINAE
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Thysanoplusia Ichinose

Type species: intermixta Warren.

Ichinose (1973) regarded this genus as distinct from the previous three on grounds of larval characters as mentioned in the introduction to the subfamily, though the species concerned were placed in Trichoplusia by Inoue et al. (1982). The species included here all lack the central maculation of the forewing but have a broad, brassy green area distally. The male genitalia are large, slender, with elongate valves and a slender clavus that follows the curvature of the part of the valve on which it is based. The aedeagus vesica is long, scobinate over the basal half, and has a distal double cornutus. The status of other species included by Ichinose needs investigation.

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