species: parva Hampson, Nilgiris.
Diptheraspis Meyrick (type species modica
T.P. Lucas, Australia).
venation is as in Holocraspedon Hampson
(see Holocraspedon Hampson), but there are diagnostic blackish, elliptical androconial patches
on the underside of the forewing and the upperside of the hindwing (Fig 7h). The
facies is otherwise pale yellow, though the Australian modica has a straight forewing postmedial the same colour as the
Fig 7h: Notata
male genitalia have a rather tapering, basally bulbous, apically digitate uncus
and distinctive valves with an angled process extending from the valve costa.
There is no saccular process. The aedeagus is very small, basally bulbous, the
vesica with no cornuti.
female genitalia have an elongate ductus bursae leading to a spherical, fully
spined bursa and a more membranous appendix bursae as in the next few genera.
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