Miscellaneous Genera I
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Cephena Moore

Type species: costata Moore, India.

The males have strongly serrate (almost narrowly unipectinate) and fasciculate antennae. The labial palps are prominent, upturned, extending high above the head. The dorsal part of the head bears an untidy tuft of pale, paddle-like scales. The hindwings are dull medium brown, in contrast to the narrow, fawn forewings. These latter have a subcostal dark streak incorporating silver elements and extending from subbasally to just posterior to the apex on the distal margin. Posterior to the streak is a series of oblique, diffuse, pinkish brown bands with some black flecks and a black spot on the dorsum at two thirds. There is more extensive black marking between the streak and the costa from the base to two thirds.

In the male abdomen the eighth segment is unmodified, though the sternite is smaller than the tergite. The uncus is simple, curved, with an apical spine. The tegumen has prominent, falcate processes on each side just distal to the valves, which are slightly upcurved and cut off obliquely at the apex as illustrated. There is a narrow saccus. There is a more strongly sclerotised anellar ring or juxta, broader on each side, where it is densely and coarsely spined, the spines being short. The vesica is narrow, simple, and has ten or so moderate cornuti in two groups where it is attached to the aedeagus.

In the female genitalia of the type species there is a long, narrow ductus bursae that broadens at the ostium. The ostium is associated with the eighth segment, the sternal part of which is scobinate, as detailed under the new species below.

The genus contains two species described below.

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