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Bryophilopsis Hampson

Type species: griseata Hampson, India.

Hypolispa Turner (type species leucopolia Turner, Australia) syn. n.

This genus is most diverse in Africa, but the type species of the genus-group names involved are Indo-Australian. The forewing facies discussed below is typical of most included species, particularly the dark, hook-shaped mark associated with the reniform. The venation is of the plesiomorphic type, the forewing with an areole.

The male genitalia have the nolid features and there are weak apodemes on the eighth tergite. The uncus is simple, the valves rather tongue-like, with a simple, distally displaced harpe at the extremity of a somewhat triangular lacuna at the base of the valve. The aedeagus is simple, broad, with a rather ovate vesica that has a distal cluster of radiating spines in the type species but is just scobinate and reflexed in the species discussed below.

The female genitalia have a short, sclerotised ductus with a colliculum and an elongate, pyriform corpus bursae with a scobinate signum that may extend, or be absorbed in, a zone of scobinate, sclerotised corrugation that extends towards the base of the bursa. This is very slight in the Bornean species but extensive in griseata.

The placement of the genus within the family is unclear, but the simple harpe to the valve and elongate corrugate zone in the corpus bursae might indicate affinity to the Nolinae. However, no information on the early stages has been located.

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