species: interstitialis Herrich-Schäffer
(= gigas Walker), India.
Paraona Moore (type species splendens
Butler, Bombay, Belgaum); Tripura Moore
(type species prasena Moore, India).
the species currently in this genus are large and often strikingly marked.
Several are illustrated by Kishida (1993). The male antennae are filiform,
ciliate. The wing venation is generally as in the next two genera and includes
an areole on the forewing (Fig 1a).
1a: Sidyma albifinis Walker
male genitalia are large, robust, with the saccus extensive and enclosing a mass
of hairs as in Hesudra. The aedeagus
vesica is large, globular, and contains an irregular band of short spines
directed laterally within it in one direction. There may also be an additional
single row of closely spaced, rather curved spines.
female bursa (Tripura) is also large,
ovate, set asymmetrically on a moderate ductus. The bursa is weakly and finely
scobinate, this scobination being concentrated into an irregular signum on one
genus is most diverse on the Asian mainland but is represented in Sundaland by
the species below and by M. infernalis Roepke
in Sulawesi. Kishida (1997) recorded four species from Thailand. His new
species, notabilis Kishida, appears to
be identical to
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