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Pupa purple-brown, covered with white bloom.

Hab. Bombay; Calcutta; Nilgiris; Ceylon. Exp. 9 <$ 28,
38 millim.

SECT. II. Both wings with the outer margins excised
below the apices.

747. Phalacra excisa, n. sp.

$ . Grey-brown. Fore wing with the outer margin excised
below the apex and angled at vein 4 ; traces of numerous waved


lines ; a black spot in the cell ; a pale postmedial band with waved
edges ; a dark speck on the costa before the apex. Hind wing
paler, with the lines nearly straight, two antemedial, four post-
medial, and one submarginal line being prominent, the outer
margin excised between the apex and the much-produced angle
at vein 6.

Hob. Sikhim. Exp. 36 millim. Type in coll. Knyvett.


Drapetodes, Guen. Sp. Gen. Ltp. Phal i, p. 424 (1857).

Type, D. mitaria, Guen.

Range. Sikhim ; Sylhet ; Nagas ; Ceylon ; Singapore.

Palpi slender and upturned, reaching vertex of head, the third
joint short ; proboscis present. Antennae thickened and flattened
in both sexes. Legs naked ; mid tibia with one pair, hind tibia
with two pairs of long spurs. Frenulum absent. Pore wing with
the apex rounded ; vein 6 from below the angle of cell ; 7 from
the angle ; 8, 9, 10 stalked.

748. Drapetodes mitaria, Guen. Sp. Gin. Up. Phal. i, p. 424 j C. # S.

no. 3590.
Drapetodes fratercula, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. iii, p. 541, pi. 200, figs. 1,

1 a (larva) ; C. $ S. no. 3589.
Anisodes ? platycerata, Wlk. Cat. xxvi, p. 1586.

Fulvous yellow. Fore wing with a plumbeous line below the
costa of fore wing from the base to
the apex, then passing inside the outer
margin to outer angle ; two indistinct
dentate antemedial lines ; two dark
specks at end of cell ; the area just
beyond the cell suffused with purplish
grey ; three obliquely- waved and curved
Fig. 237. lines from the costa near apex to centre

Drapetodes mitaria, tf . \. o f inner margin, where they almost
meet ; the area near outer angle suf-
fused with purplish grey. Hind wing with two subbasal lines ; a
broad medial purplish-grey baud with dark edges, three waved
lines beyond it, and a leaden submarginal liue.

The tormfratercula, from Sikhim, the rvigas, and Ceylon, has the
basal area of both wings, the apex of fore wing, and outer area of
hind wing very pale yellow, and all the markings well defined ; the
meso- and metathorax and abdomen pale, the last with dark

Larva pale salmon-pink; head pale yellow, with two brown
transverse bands ; anal somite tapering to a bifid point, each somite
with six small setaceous glandular spines. Dorsal surface of 1st,
2nd, and 3rd somites dull green, of 4th, 5th, 10th, and llth dark
brown ; lateral area of 6th to 9th yellow ; a lateral series of six


dark brown diagonal stripes. Spins a cocoon in a rolled-up leaf ;
pupa covered with white bloom.

Hob. Sikhiin Sylhet ; Nagas ; Ceylon ; Singapore. Exp., <$ 28,
$ 32millim.

Genus CILIX.

Cilix, Leach, Edinb. Encycl. ix, p. 134 (1815).
Euclea, Hubn. Verz. p. 149 (1818).

Type, C. glaucata, Scop.

Range. N. America : Europe ; Himalayas.

Proboscis absent; antennae of male bipectinated, the branches
short, of female serrate. Fore wing with veins 6 and 7 from angle
of cell ; 8, 9, 10 stalked. Hind wing with vein 8 anastomosing
with 7 beyond the cell.

In American and European specimens the palpi are minute and
porrect ; the hind tibiae have two pairs of spurs ; fore wing with
vein 7 separate from 8, 9, 10. In Himalayan specimens the palpi
are absent ; the hind tibiae have but one pair of spurs, and vein 7
of the fore wing is bent upwards and almost, or quite, anastomoses
with 8, 9, 10.

749. Cilix glaucata, Scop. Ent. Cam. p. 221.
Bomhyx ruffa, Linn. Syst. Nat. i, 2, p. 1068.
Bombyx compressa, Fabr. Gen. Ins. p. 279.
Geometra modesta, Naturf. xiii, 27, pi. 3, fig. 4.

Head and thorax fuscous ; collar and
tegulae pure white ; abdomen white,
slightly ringed with fuscous. Fore wing
pure shining white ; a large leaden patch
on centre of inner margin irrorated with
white, with some olive on its upper

r . r 238 ^ edge and above it; a more or less obso-

lete fuscous band from beyond the upper
angle of cell to the leaden patch ; raised ridges of white scales on
end of median nervure and origins of veins 2, 3, 4 : a submarginal
fuscous line from vein 6 to inner margin, with a series of marginal
leaden lunules beyond it ; cilia fuscous. Hind wing white, with a
marginal fuscous lunular band.

Hob. N. America ; Europe ; Simla ; Dalhousie. Exp., J 24,
$ 26 millim.

Genus OEETA.

Oreta, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1166 (1855).
Cobanilla, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii, p. 120 (1883).

Type, 0. extensa, Wlk.

Eange. N. America; Japan; throughout India, Ceylon, and
Burma ; Java.


Proboscis absent. Antennae serrate in both sexes or bipectinate
in male. Legs fringed with hair. Frenulum absent. Fore wing
produced and falcate, the apex rounded ; vein 6 from angle of cell ;
7 and 8 stalked ; 9, 10, 11 stalked, 9 anastomosing shortly with
7 and 8.

SECT. I. (Oreta). Palpi minute ; mid and hind tibiae
without spurs.

A. Antennce with the serrations not coalescing.

750. Oreta extensa, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1166 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii, pi. 124,

figs. 3, 3a; C.#. no. 1246.
Oreta suffusa, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1167.

Head and legs bright orange or scarlet ; thorax and abdomen
yellow, with a pink tinge. Both wings yellow, suffused with pink-
ish brown, sometimes uniformly, but generally the basal area of

Fig. 239. Oreta extensa, <$. \.

fore wing and the whole outer area of hind wing, except the apex,
is not suffused ; both wings with numerous small, dark, evenly
distributed and more or less prominent spots, and two white
specks on the discocellulars. Fore wing with a yellow oblique line
from the apex to inner margin beyond the middle, and a fuscous
spot at outer angle.

The form suffusa is much duller in colour and suffused with

Larva spins a cocoon in a rolled-up leaf.

Hab. The whole of India, Ceylon, and Burma; Java. Exp.,
c? 38-43, $ 40-54 millim.

751. Oreta sanguinea, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 85; C. $ S. no. 1249.

. Differs from extensa in having the thorax and abdomen
slightly suffused with pale crimson. Fore wing with the basal two-
thirds pale crimson, followed by a broad yellow band with irregu-
lar edges ; the marginal area greyish fuscous at apex and outer
angle, pale crimson at middle. Hind wing with the basal half and
apex pale crimson ; the outer half yellow.

Hob. Sikhim. Exp. 50 millim.

OEETA. 349

752. Oreta violacea, Hmpsn. Ill Net. viii, p. 62, pi. 141, fig. 18.

$ . Differs from extensa in being yellow, with a purplish, not
pinkish, brown tinge ; the collar white ; head and legs less brilliant
orange ; fore wing with the whole basal area yellowish ; the ob-
lique yellow line from the apex curved ; the apex greyish. Hind
wing suffused with purplish, the base, a medial line, and a patch
on outer margin yellowish.

Hob. Nilgiris, S. slopes, 3000 feet. Exp. 28 millim.

753. Oreta obtusa, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1167; C. $ S. no. 1247.
Oreta vatama, Moore, P. Z. S. 1865, p. 816 ; C. 8f S. no. 1250.

J . Differs from extensa in the frons and legs being more
brilliant scarlet ; the thorax and abdomen yellowish. Wings with
the ground-colour yellowish, evenly striated with brown. Fore
wing with a bright chestnut curved line from apex to centre of
inner margin, the area within it suffused with pinkish-brown, ex-
cept a patch on base of inner margin bounded by an indistinct
dark line ; a pinkish-brown patch on centre of outer margin ; the
apex dark, with some white scales on the origin of the oblique line.
Hind wing with a broad medial pinkish-brown band with dark
edges. Both wings with some white on the discocellulars ; cilia of
fore wing and at apex of hind wing red.

5 . More suffused with brown ; the line from apex of fore wing
less curved.

Hob. Kashmir ; Sikhim ; Sylhet. Exp., J 40, $ 48 millim.

B. Male with the antennae thickened and flattened by the
coalescing of the serrations.

754. Oreta obliquilinea, n. sp.

Differs from obtusa in being ochreous yellow ; the head and legs
not so brilliantly scarlet. Wings with evenly-disposed brown
striae ; a straight oblique brown line with greyish outer edge from
apex of fore wing to inner margin of hind wiug before the middle.
Underside of fore wing and costal area of hind wing more or less
suffused with red.

The male from the Punjab has almost the whole fore wing and
the apex of hind wing suffused with brown.

Hob. Kalapani, Punjab ; Sikhim ; Sylhet. Exp., <? 38, $ 42
millim. Type in B. M.

755. Oreta albipuncta, Hmpsn. III. Het. ix, ined., pi. 160, fig. 8.

c? . Head, thorax, and abdomen pale red-brown. Wings pale
red-brown, with evenly disposed dark striae. Fore wing with an
indistinct antemedial line ; a white spot at end of cell ; a post-
medial dark and pale red line angled below the costa ; some
fuscous suffusion at apex. Hind wing with a medial dark and
pale red line.

Hob. Trincomali, Ceylon. Exp. 26 millim.


756. Oreta castanea, Hmpsn. III. Het. viii, p. 62, pi. 141, fig. 17.

3 . Pale reddish brown. Wings evenly striated with brown ;
an oblique line from the apex of fore wing to middle of inner
margin of hind wing, bent near the apex, where there is a deep
black spot above it. Fore wing with traces of an antemedial dark
line ; the costa red-brown ; a white speck on discocellulars.

Hob. Nilgiris, N. slopes, 3500 feet. Exp. 28 millim.

757. Oreta rotundapex, Hmpsn. III. Het. viii, p. 61, pi. 141, fig. 6.

c? . Dark purplish olive-brown. Wings thickly striated with
brown. Fore wing crossed by a broad, medial, indistinct darker
band with a vinous tinge. Hind wing with a medial, pale, straight
line, the area inside it and the marginal area with a vinous

Hob. Nilgiris, N. slopes, 3500 feet. Exp. 36 millim.

758. Oreta pavaca, Moore, P. Z. S. 1865, p. 815; C. 8f S. no. 1248.

3 . Head with the frons crimson, the vertex red-brown ; thorax
and abdomen red-brown, the latter reddish towards extremity.
Fore wing red-brown, the basal, costal, and more especially the
outer areas suffused with silvery scales ; discocellulars silver.
Hind wing red-brown, the inner area slightly suffused with silver
scales ; the discocellulars silver. Underside brilliant crimson ;
both wings with numerous dark specks ; the inner area of hind
wing yellowish.

Hab. Sikhim. Exp. 44 millim.

SECT. II. Mid and hind tibia) with terminal pairs of spurs.
Antennae bipectinate in male, the branches long.

A. Palpi short and porrect.
759. Oreta griseotincta, n . sp.

<$ . Palpi and legs scarlet ; head, thorax, abdomen, and wings
chestnut-brown. Fore wing slightly irrorated with silvery grey ;
medial and postmedial dark lines angled below the costa and
approaching each other towards inner margin ; a blackish patch on
costa before apex ; three black submarginal specks towards inner
margin. Hind wing chestnut-brown, ,very slightly irrorated with
silvery grey ; ante- and postmedial indistinct curved lines. Cilia
of both wings red-brown. Underside with the costal area of both
wings suffused with scarlet.

Hab. Sikhim (Mdller}. Exp. 32 millim. Type in coll. Elwes.


B. (Cobanilla) . Palpi upturned, reaching vertex of head.

760. Oreta marginata, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii, p. 121, pi. 124, fig. 4 ;
C. 8f S. no. 1264.

c? . Frons red ; head, thorax, and abdomen ochreous. Fore
wing yellow, the costa red ; the area below the medial two-thirds
of costa suffused with red-brown ; an indistinct dark spot on disco-
cellulars ; outer margin from below apex to near outer angle
red-brown. Hind wing yellow, the cilia red-brown. Underside
suffused with crimson.

Hob. Ceylon ; E. Pegu. Exp. 32 millim.


Type, C. reticulatum, Moore.

Range. Sikhim.

Palpi short and porrect ; proboscis present. Antennae cilated in
female. Mid tibia with one pair of spurs, hind tibia with two
pairs. Frenulum present. Fore wing with the costa bent beyond
the middle, the apex being produced upwards. Vein 6 from below
the angle of cell; 7 and 8 stalked. Hind wing with a slight
vesicle between veins 1 a and b ; the discocellulars straight ; vein
8 almost straight.

761. Camptochilus reticulatum, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 233. pi. 8, fig. 3 :
C. 8f S. no. 3243.

Head, thorax, and abdomen brick-red. Fore wing brick-red,
with evenly-disposed darker striae over the whole wing, except a

Fig. 240. Camptochilus rcticidatum,

broad oblique yellow band from the apex to below vein 2. Hind
wing similar, the yellow band marginal from apex to anal angle,
and with the reticulations continued on it ; a medial straight line.
Hob. Sikhim. Exp. 38-40 millim.

Species formerly recorded as Indian which are omitted.

Aryyris deliaria, Wlk., C. & S. no. 1259, is a Geometer (Adda-


Argyris delphiaria, Guen., C. & S. no. 1260, is a Geometer.
Argyris extrusata, Wlk., C. & S. no. 1261,
Argyris ocellata, H.-S., C. & S. no. 1263, ^
Problepsis vulgaris, Butl. 111. Het. vii, p. 43,
Argyris cinerea, Butl., C. & S. no. 1258 A,
Argyris apottinaria, Guen., is a Geometer.
Cilia olivacea. Hmpsn. 111. Het. viii, p. 63, is a Noctua (Aeon-

Drapetodes bilineata, Wlk., C. & S. no. 3588. Type lost ; de-

scription unrecognizable.


Moths generally with hyaline patches and striae on the wings.
Palpi obliquely upturned and slender. Antennae almost simple.
Fore wing with vein 1 a forming a fork with 1 b at base ; 1 c
absent ; 5 from near lower angle of cell. Hind wing with two
internal veins ; vein 8 nearly touching vein 7 just before or after
the end of the cell. Mid tibia with one pair of spurs ; hind tibia
with two pairs.

Larva Pyraliform, with five pairs of prolegs.*

Fig. 241. Larva of Striglina scitaria. \.
(From Moore, Lep. Ceyl. iii. pi. 175, fig. 1 a.)

Key to the Genera.

a. Hind wing with the cell closed.

a'. Hind wing with vein 5 from the centre of

the discocellulars 1. ADD^EA, p. 353.

b'. Hind wing with vein 5 from near lower

angle of cell.
a*. Fore wing with veins 7, 8 and 9, 10

stalked 3. DIXOA, p. 355.

6 2 . Fore wing with veins 7 and 8 stalked, [p. 364,

9 and 10 from cell 5. HYPOLAAIPRUS,

c 2 . Fore wing with veins 8 and 9 stalked . 6. CAMADENA, p. 366.
d~. Fore wing with all the veins from cell.
a 3 . Fore wing with veins 7 and 8 from
angle of cell ; 9 and 10 from some
way before the angle 2. STBIGLINA, p. 353.

* After the Thyridida would follow the Pyralida, if the Heterocera could
be arranged in a linear series.



6 s . Fore wing with veins 7, 8, 9, 10

given off near angle of cell.
a 4 . Fore wing with the costa excised . 7.
6 4 . Fore wing with the costa evenly


a 5 . Hind wing with the outer mar-
gin nearly evenly curved .... 4.
b 5 . Hind wing with the outer mar-
gin much excurved at centre . . 8. DYSODIA, p. 368.
b. Hind wing with the cell open.

a'. Fore wing with veins 7 and 8 from the

cell 10.

b'. Fore wing with veins 7 and 8 stalked . . 9.

HEBDONIA, p. 367.

[p. 355.

[p. 370.

GLANYCUS, p. 369.


Addsea, Wlk. Cat. xxxiv, p. 1201 (1865).
Mesopempta, Meyr. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1886, p. 217.

Type, A. subtesselata, Wlk., from Australia.

Range. Ceylon ; Ceram ; New Guinea ; Australia ; Solomons.

Palpi upturned, short, and thickly scaled. Antennae annulated
and minutely ciliated. Hind tibia rather thickened. Fore wing
with veins 8 and. 9 stalked; 10 from just before the angle of cell.
Hind wing with vein 5 from the centre of discocellulars.

762. Addaea trimeronalis, Wlk. Cat. xix, p. 916 ; C.$S. no. 4386.
Mesopempta heliopsamma, Meyr. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1886, p. 217.

Pale red-brown. Wings evenly
and closely striated with slightly
darker lines. Underside with a
rather darker spot on the discocel-
lulars of fore wing.

Hob. Ceylon ; New Guinea. Exp.
Fig. 242. 15

Addtea trimcronalts, tf. ].


Striglina, Guen. Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 1877, p. 283
Sonagara, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 179 (1882).

Type, S. scitaria, Wlk.

Range. Japan ; Formosa ; throughout India, Ceylon, and Burma ;
Andamans ; Borneo ; Australia ; Solomons ; Fiji.

Palpi upturned and thickly scaled, the third joint short. An-
tennse minutely ciliate in male, simple in female. Femora and
tibiae hairy. Fore wing with veins 8 and 9 from cell, 9 and 10
from some way before the angle. Hind wing with vein 5 from
just above lower angle of cell.

VOL. i. 2 A


763. Striglina scitaria, Wlk. Cat. xxvi, p. 1488 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl.

iii, pi. 175, figs. 1, 1 a (larva).
Strio-lina lineola, Guen. Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 1877, p. 284 ; C. $ S.

no. 2786.

Thermesia reticulata, Wlk. Cat. xxxiii, p. 1062 ; C. $ S. no. 2811.
Sonagara strigosa, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 180 ; C. 8f 8. no. 2813.
Anisodes pyriniata, Wlk. Cat. xxvi, p. 1582.
Homodes thermesioides, Snell. Tijd. v. Ent. xx, 1877, p. 28.
Azazia navigatorum, Feld. Reis. Nov. pi. 117, fig. 4.
Laginia reticulata, Wlk. Cat. xxxv, p. 1560.
Sonagara superior, Butl. A. M. N. H. (5) xx, 1887, p. 433.
Sonagara vialis, Moore, P. Z. S. 1883, p. 27, pi. 6, fig. 9 ; C. # S.

no. 2814.
Sonagara strigipennis, Moore, Lep. Atk. ii, p. 180 ; C.fy 8. no. 2812.

Reddish ochreous,the wings evenly
striated with brown ; an oblique red-
brown line from the apex of fore wing
to inner margin of hind wing before
the middle. Underside with a dark
spot at end of cell of fore wing ; the
oblique line coming out as black


Striglina scitaria, tf. \. Some specimens have a line on the

hind wing from the same point on

costa as the oblique line, and either curved to inner margin above
anal angle or oblique to outer margin before anal angle.

The Sikhim forms vialis and striyipennis are large ; the former
is bright coloured, with a dark ring-spot at end of cell of fore wing
and has the oblique line to hind wing ; the latter with the line

Larva olivaceous, the first somite ochreous, head blackish ; a few
fine short dorsal hairs ; some transverse series of black dots on
second to terminal somites.

Hob. Japan ; Formosa ; throughout India, Ceylon, and Burma ;
Andamans ; Borneo ; New Guinea ; Solomons ; Australia ; Fiji.
Exp. 24-43 millim.

764. Striglina decussata, Moore, P. Z. S. 1883, p. 27, pi. 6, fig. 8;

C. % S. no. 2810.
Striglina bivittata, Moore, P. Z. S. 1883, p. 27, pi. 6, fig. 7.

c? . Differs from scitaria in being browner. Wings with small
dark spots instead of stria3 ; no oblique line ; fore wing with a
dark spot at end of cell and one below it.

The f ormv decussata, from N.E. India and Burma, is large and
brighter fulvous, whilst bivittata, from the Andamans and Borneo,
is a small brown form with medial and marginal bands to both
wings developed ; the spots at end of cell of fore wing may be absent
in any of the forms, but small fulvous and large brown forms also
occur in Sikhim.

Hob. Sikhim ; Assam ; Nagas ; E. Pegu ; Borneo. Exp. 26


Genus DIXOA, nov.

Type, D. albatalis, Swinh.

Range. Canara ; Poona ; Raipur.

Palpi upturned, reaching vertex of head, the third joint short.
Antennae minutely ciliated. Fore wing with veins 7, 8, and 9, 10
stalked. Hind wing with vein 5 from just above lower angle of cell.

765. Dixoa albatalis, Swinh. P. Z. S. 1889, p. 422, pi. 44, figs. 1, 2.

Head, thorax, and abdomen cov-
ered with white scales. Wings
pure white, with evenly disposed
small fuscous striae over the whole
surface, these being more promi-
nent on the underside.
Fig. 244. Dixoa albatalis, tf. }. Hob. Canara; Poona; Eaipur.

Exp. c? 30, $ 40millim.


Rhodoneura, Quen. Sp. Gen. Lep., Phal. ii, pi. i, fig. 8 (1857).

Pharambara, Wlk. Cat. xxxiv, p. 1274 (1865).

Osca, Wlk. Journ. Linn. Soc. vh, p. 73 (1864).

Microsca, Butt. III. Het. iii, p. 71 (1879).

Banisia, Wlk. Journ. Linn. Soc. vii, p. 77 (1864).

Letcheua, Moore, Lep. Cei/l. iii, p. 257 (1887).

Durdara, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 176 (1882).

Type, R. pudicula, Guen., from Java and Celebes.

Range. W. Indies ; S.America; S.Africa; Madagascar; Aden;
China ; throughout India and Ceylon ; Burma ; Andamans ;
Borneo ; Java ; Celebes ; Australia ; New Britain ; Tonga.

Palpi slight, upturned, reaching above vertex of head, the 3rd
joint variable in length. Fore wing slightly produced and acute
at apex. Fore wing with veins 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 given off close to the
angle of cell. Hind wing with vein 5 from just above lower angle
of cell.

SECT. I. Palpi with the third joint very long ; antennae
almost simple.

766. Rhodoneura obliqualis, Warr. MS.

c? . Head, thorax, and abdomen silvery white ; head and thorax
suffused with brown ; abdomen with brown bands. Wings silvery
white ; basal area covered with brown striae ; an oblique line from
the apex of fore wing, which becomes double towards inner margin
and treble on the hind wing ; another submarginal line becoming
double on the hind wing ; a marginal waved line. Underside with
the costa of fore wing chestnut.

Hob. Sikhim. Exp. 42 millim. Type in coll. Elwes.



SECT. II. Palpi with the third joint of moderate length ; antennae
nearly simple in both sexes.

A. Outer margin of both wings nearly evenly curved.

767. Rhodoneura acaciusalis, Wlk. Cat. xix, p. 901 ; C. $ S. no. 4439.
Siculodes strigatula, Feld, Reis. Nov., Lep. pi. 134, fig. 9.

Head and collar brown ; thorax and abdomen pale, suffused with
reddish brown. Fore wing ochreous white, with numerous brown
specks and spots telow the centre of costa, in the end of cell, and

Fig. 245. Rhodoneura acaciusalis, $ . j.

over the whole of the inner area except the base; the nervulcs
beyond the cell salmon-colour. Hind wing ochreous white ; the
whole medial area streaked and spotted with dark brown ; the
nervules beyond the cell salmon-pink. Underside striated with
chestnut, the nervules bright crimson ; veins 0, 7, 8 of fore wing
streaked with black.

The form strigatula, from China, lias the brown markings of the
body and wings obsolete; the striae brown and more prominent ;
underside with the chestnut suffusion of the hind wing obsolete.
In a Sikhim variety the hind wing has the striae very numerous
and bright pink on both upper and under sides. In another form
the striae of both wings are pink. In a small male from Burma
the striae are obsolescent and few in number.

Hob. China; Sikhim; Moulmein. Exp. 22-32 millim.

768. Rhodoneura nmltipunctata, Warr. MS.

Differs from obliqualis in the head, thorax, and abdomen being
without brown suffusion or bands. Wings with less silvery sheen,
evenly striated with fuscous, and without lines ; fore wing with
two submarginal series of black dots ; hind wing with one series.
Underside with a costal series of black dots to hind \ving.

Hab. Sikhim ; Assam ; Burma. Exp. 34-40 millim. Type in
coll. Elwes.

769. Rhodoneura reticulalis, Moore, P. Z. S. 1877, p. 616 ; C. $ S.

no. 4376.

$ . Head and thorax brown ; abdomen white, suffused with
brown. Wings white, reticulated with brown almost evenly over
the whole surface ; costa of fore wing slightly suffused with brown.
Underside with the reticulations rather more prominent.

Hab. Andamans. Exp. 29 millim.


770. Rhodoneura anticalis, Wlk. Cat. xxxiv, p. 1238.
Rhodoneura tetraonalis, Moore, P. Z. S. 1877, p. 616, pi. 60, fig. 10.

Differs from reticulalis in the wings being striated with fuscous ;
apex of fore wing with two small black dots. Underside with a
conspicuous black spot centred with white at the apex of fore wing ;
a short fuscous postmedial band above inner margin.

Hab. Rangoon ; Andamans ; Mysol. Exp. 24 millim.

771. Rhodoneura naevina, Moore, Lep. Aik. p. 212 ; C. $ S. no. 4375.

$ . Differs from anticalis in being whiter, with fewer striaa on
the wings and with some prominent waved black marks on the
inner portion of two of the postmedial series of striae of the fore
wing. Underside with the area above the cell of fore wing suffused
with golden scales ; postmedial and subrnarginal double series of
waved chestnut marks on inner half of wing.
Hab. Sikhim. Exp. 30 millim.

772. Rhodoneura hypargyra, u . sp.

cJ . Head and collar brown ; thorax white, more or less tinged
with brown ; abdomen white, with a dark band on penultimate seg-
ment. Fore wing silvery white, with a few dark strigae ; costa
fuscous, with short white streaks on it ; a black speck at lower
angle of cell ; a short medial band from vein 2 to inner margin

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