The Saroba group of genera
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Tipasa Walker

Type species: nebulosella Walker, Borneo.

The facies of the type species is described below. The male antennae are ciliate. The second and third segments of labial palps are elongate, the third segment very slender.

The male abdomen has the eighth segment of the framed corematous type. The genitalia have a valve structure that approximates to the
Saroba group pattern, but the uncus is unusual, short, broad, spatulate and tufted like a shaving brush.

Female material has not been located.

The other species currently in the genus, apart from
T. renalis Moore, may not be particularly closely related to the type species, sharing general size but not facies apart from having the hindwing much more uniform than the forewing. Most have male genitalia where the valves are simpler than those typical of the Saroba group.

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