Miscellaneous Genera II
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Pantura Moore Gen. rev.

Type species: ophiusalis Walker, Sri Lanka.

Imleanga Lucas (type species fluviatilis Lucas, Queensland, = lunifera Druce, a subspecies of ophiusalis).

The facies characters of both species in this genus are described below. The male antennae resemble those of Asta, and the tibiae of all the legs are slightly tufted.

In the male abdomen, the eighth sternite is distally bidentate as in Avitta, but has a laterally oval lacuna anteriorly that supports a brush of setal bristles from its anterior half. The tergite is partially divided by an anterior semicircular cleft separating broad, short apodemes, and by a posterior V-shaped zone of weaker sclerotisation. In the genitalia, the uncus is hooked and there is a large scaphium as in Asta and the next genus. The tegumen is very much longer than the vinculum, their junction on each side being marked by a distinct notch in otherwise continuous sclerotisation (see also the next genus). The valves are large, paddle-like, very narrow towards the base. The bases fuse in a complex manner ventral to the juxta which is broad and an inverted ‘V’ shape. The aedeagus has lateral flanges where it joins the anellus, and the vesica is very small. The genitalia of the next genus are very similar apart from the aedeagus characters.

In the female, the ostium opens between the eighth and seventh segments, the latter with the sternite slightly smaller than the tergite. The ostium narrows into a flimsy and slender ductus that imperceptibly broadens into a very small and slightly corrugate, pyriform corpus bursae. The ductus seminalis is relatively basal on this structure.

The only host record is from the Lauraceae (see below).

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