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Falana Moore

Type species: sordida Moore, India.

The forewing shape and bipectinate male antennae are similar to those of the previous genus, but the reniform is picked out paler as a transverse bar or connected double dot. The postmedial is obscure in the type species but a transverse double dark line in the new species. There are slight scale crests on the male hind tibia in the type species.

In the male abdomen, the eighth segment is modified with the sternite much broader and shallower than the tergite, but both with a marked W-shaped anterior margin (more extreme in the new species below). In the genitalia the scaphium is well displaced up the uncus. The valves are simple, rather broad, with well developed coremata. The saccus is shallow, broad, narrowly excavate centrally.

The juxta is broad, platelike, but with some semblance of an inverted ‘V’ over its ventral part. The aedeagus is straight, narrow, the vesica small with some scobination.

The female genitalia have the ostium associated with the eighth segment as in other members of the tribe. It tapers into the long ductus bursae, which has a scobinate sclerotised constriction at the distal end of the taper and just basal to the origin of the ductus seminalis. Most of the length of the ductus is distal to this and has an abrupt narrowing at the midpoint. The bursa is ovate, with a narrow, longitudinal band of scobination at one third.

The genus consists of the two species discussed below.

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