Walker (= roeselioides
Walker), Sierra Leone.
The African type species has grey forewings with rather angular, darker fasciation typical of the
complex. The hindwing venation is quadrifine. The male lacks tymbal organs. The
genitalia are typical of the Characoma complex, with long, slender,
curved black-scaled processes to the valves. The saccus is broadly based but
tapers to a slender, acute apex. The female is also typical of the complex, with
the spherical bursa strongly and evenly spined.
Most species are African. The two Indo-Australian representatives, discussed
below, are probably unrelated. The Bornean species has, in the male, typical
sarrothripine tymbal organs, a more parallel-sided saccus, and an entirely
different structure to the eighth segment.
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