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Veia Walker

Type species: homopteroides Walker, Borneo.

Naharra Walker (type species contracta Walker, Moluccas).

Typically, this genus has partially bipectinate male antennae and obliquely fasciated facies as described below. The third segment of the labial palp is short. The eighth segment of the male is typical of the group of genera discussed in the tribal account. The male genitalia have valves somewhat similar to those of
Diomea, with a saccular harpe, but with a small, ampullate process just dorsal to it within its curvature that is typically lacking in Diomea, where there is more often an oblique ridge from the base of the saccular process that runs across to the costal margin.

The female genitalia (
almana) have the ostium opening between segments seven and eight into a single, straight, sclerotised ductus that leads into the similarly narrow neck of the bursa that gives rise to a small appendix bursae typical of the generic complex and beyond, after a slight kink, broadens into a pyriform corpus bursae that contains two extensive fields of small spicules in the basal two thirds.

New Guinea area species such as contracta are more robust, with similar oblique fasciation and male genitalia to the type species, but in the latter the saccular process is more robust and extends across to the costal margin. It is possible that these should be segregated under Naharra. However, V. pectinata Holloway (New Caledonia), compared with and superficially similar to V. umbrosa umbrosa Walker (New Guinea, Bismarcks), has hightly distinctive male genitalia and is probably not congeneric.

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