Miscellaneous Genera VI
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Carsina Hampson

Type species: obliqua Moore, N.E. Himalaya.

The type species of the genus has facies of the type described above for “
Loxiodamediofascia and potentially related species. The male genitalia of C. obliqua share features with Maxera arizanensis Wileman, hence this species should be transferred to Carsina, comb. n. The female genitalia of C. obliqua have a short ductus and broad, elongate corpus bursae. The close association of the ostium with both the eighth and seventh segments, being drawn under the reduced sternite of the latter, may indicate relationship to the core Catocalinae. Both sternite and tergite of the male eighth abdominal segment have apodemes, and the former lacks any suggestion of a frame or coremata, though there appears to be a paratergal sclerite in the genitalia.

The Bornean species currently attributed, (see below), and the closely related “Carsinakanshireiensis Wileman (Taiwan), despite the similarity in facies to typical Carsina, do not show a close structural relationship. The male eighth segment is of a typical framed corematous type. The genitalia have a paratergal sclerite, and there is a narrow saccus associated with the otherwise broad vinculum. The valves are paddle-like with a distinct costa and a digitate process associated with its base. The saccular margin is irregular, with two curved excavations. The aedeagus and vesica are broad, the latter with diverticula that can be spined distally. In the female of bendioides, the seventh sternite is only slightly reduced, but the eighth segment appears to be vestigial and, with the ostium, drawn within the seventh. The ductus is slightly spiralled, complex as illustrated, and the corpus bursae is ovate, with a shallow longitudinal flange within it. The ductus seminalis arises centrally from the spiralled ductus.

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