Miscellaneous Genera IV 
View Image Gallery of Miscellaneous Genera IV

Lycimna Walker

Type species: polymesata Walker.

The facies and wing shape are similar to those in
Goniophila, but differ as described in the diagnosis of the only species (see below).

The only species has some similarity in facies to
Goniophila as described below. The pattern of the hindwing is more extensive than in Goniophila. The male antennae are finely ciliate. The labial palps are relatively small, upcurved, rather club-like, with a very short third segment. The legs are not conspicuously tufted in the male. The phragma lobes of the second abdominal tergite are shallow.

In the male abdomen the eighth segment is reduced to the anterior margin, consisting of narrower bands of sclerotisation, that of the sternite three times the width of the tergite, including what are probably lateral rods. The seventh sternite has a slender central apodeme. In the genitalia, the uncus is rather angled, with an apical spur, and is opposed by a scaphium. The valves are simple, somewhat rhomboidal, and the sacculus terminates with a sharp angle that supports a sinuous spine extending across the centre of the valve. The juxta is circular. The aedeagus vesica is small, slightly scobinate.

In the female, the ostium is situated between the seventh and eighth segments and is flanked by a pair of densely scobinate patches on the intersegmental membrane. The ductus is irregularly sclerotised and joins the bursa at a slight kink. The bursa is slightly rhomboidal, finely crinkly and scobinate, with an oblique pleat at its widest point.

<<Back >>Forward <<Return to Content Page



Copyright Southdene Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.