Miscellaneous Genera VI
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Talariga Walker

Type species: capacior Walker.

The facies is as described below; the wing margins are not angled. The male antennae are ciliate; the forelegs have the tibia densely scaled. The labial palps have the third segment relatively short compared to the robust second segment.

In the male abdomen, the eighth tergite and sternite have a triangular sclerotisation based on the anterior margins; these margins bear apodemes, and that of the sternite has narrow lateral extensions. The genitalia have a simple, slender uncus, a weak scaphium, and the tegumen is much longer than the vinculum. The valves are rather rectangular, without a marked costa or sacculus, and an unevenly bilobed process arises from the distal margin of a slight basal lacuna, which is also associated with a slight corema over the exterior of the base of the valve. In the diaphragma there is an arched structure, possibly a transtilla; the juxta is obscure but there are faint indications of an inverted ‘V’. The aedeagus terminates in two digitate processes ventrally. The vesica is large, with several short diverticula, patches of scobination and a basal zone of corrugation.

The female genitalia have the ostium between the eighth and unmodified seventh segments. It is broad and leads straight into the short ductus, broader than long, sclerotised. The corpus bursae is an irregular, elongate pyriform, with the ductus seminalis arising from a short appendix that curves shallowly round the point where the bursa broadens out at one third. The bursa is unornamented.

The only other species is the Madagascan
albomacula Kenrick, transferred to Talariga from Singara by Poole (1989).

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