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Hesudra Moore Gen. rev.

Type species: divisa Moore, India.

This and the next genus have been subsumed in the past under Agylla Walker (type species fasciculata Walker, Venezuela). Agylla is a strictly Neotropical genus, with features such as tufts of androconia on the male forewing and hindwing, and broad, undivided valves with central hook-like structures in the male genitalia that are not shared by any Oriental taxa (one feature that is shared is the presence of an areole in the forewing venation); the genus is being revised by N. Jacobson (in prep). There are several genus-group names available for the Oriental fauna, most of which have already been resurrected by Kishida (1993, 1994), such as Vamuna Moore (see Vamuna Moore), Churinga Moore (type species rufifrons Moore, India), Ghoria Moore (type species albocinerea Moore, India) and Sidyma Walker (type species albifinis Walker, India; Fig 1a), and the last, Tripura Moore (type species prasena Moore, India), placed by him as a synonym of Macrobrochis Herrich-Schäffer (see Macrobrochis Herrich-Schäffer).

Fig 1a: Sidyma albifinis Walker

Hesudra species are typically robust, with Eilema-like facies and bipectinate male antennae. The forewing is typically divided obliquely into costal pale and dorsal grey halves. The dorsum of the male hindwing is also folded under and clad in thicker scales in more typical members of the genus.

The male genitalia typically have a rather deep dorsal portion to the valve that bears a comb of inturned spines basally on its costal margin or on a produced lobe. The saccus encloses a tuft of hairs, and the aedeagus vesica has one or two dense groups of spines.

The female genitalia (divisa) have a cleft sterigma, a short ductus, and an elongate bursa divided into two by a central constriction. Both halves of the bursa are scobinate, but the distal half contains a large elliptical signum consisting of spines on each side directed away from a central groove.

The genus Ghoria Moore has somewhat similar facies but the white areas are glossier and the male genitalic features just described are absent except for the aedeagus vesica ornamentation; the female has a similar signum but it forms a more elongate band longitudinally in the bursa. The Sumatran taxon dirhabdus Rothschild is a Ghoria. Hesudra appears to contain only the species referred to. (see Hesudra divisa Moore comb. rev, Hesudra bisecta Rothschild comb.n, Hesudra mjobergi Talbot comb.n)

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