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Focillistis Hampson

Type species: salsoma Swinhoe = sita Felder & Rogenhofer.

The facies is described in the species account below. The male antennae are ciliate, the femur and tibia of the foreleg with ventral fringes of scales, and the tibia of the hindlegs with a dorsal crest of scales.

The male abdomen has the eighth segment only weakly modified. The sternite is much wider than the tergite, and the apodemes of the latter are well separated and not splayed. The genitalia have a slightly ball-and-claw apex to the narrow, curved uncus, and there is a moderate scaphium. The part of the tegumen on each side articulating with the vinculum appears bifid, and the vinculum is correspondingly angled at that point. The juxta is broad, filling the diaphragma. The valves are deep, ovate, very hirsute, with similarly hairy basal coremata. The aedeagus vesica is basally broad, with a long diverticulum, both zones bearing some scobination.

The female has an ovipositor typical of the
Episparis group. The ostium is situated between the seventh and eighth segments, and narrows into a constriction at the base of the ductus. This broadens gently to the base of the rather spindle-shaped corpus bursae and is fluted, the fluting extending into the bursa.

The ductus seminalis arises subbasally from a spiralled appendix bursae, and there are two longitudinal bands of scobination on each side of the bursa.

The genus is monobasic.

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