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C.8f S. no. 1101.
Bombyx bengalensis, Hutt. Trans. Ent. Soc. (3) ii, 1864, p. 322,

pi. 19, fig. 5 (larva) ; C. 8f S. no. 1 102.

Bombyx religiosse, Heifer, J. A. S. B. vi, p. 41, pi. 6; C. Sf S.
no. 1104.




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Fig. 21. Theophila huttoni, tf. |.



Head, thorax, and abdomen grey-brown. The outer margin of
both wings more or less crenulate. Fore wing grey-brown,
obliquely curved antemedial and medial indistinct dark lines : a



30 BOMBYCID^.

dark line beyond the discocellulars ; an erect postinedial line ; one
or two doubly curved submarginal lines ; a large chocolate apical
patch. Hind wing darker ; inner margin chequered brown and
white ; a slightly curved submarginal line. Underside of hind
wing with postraedial and submarginal lines.

Abdomen in some specimens with first and last segments dark.

Larva mottled and streaked with yellow, brown, and black ; the
first three somites very much swollen ; paired dorsal spines on 5th
to anal somite.

The larva described by Hutton as benyalensis was probably a pale
variety of the common form, from which it differed in being
whitish, marbled with yellowish red and black ; the moth men-
tioned in connection with it was evidently Bombyx mori.

Hab. N.W.Himalayas; Sikhiui ; Assam. Exp., tf 40, 2 f>o
inillim.

*43. Theophila ? lugubris, Drury, Exot. Ins. iii, p. 28, pi. 21, fig. 5 ;
C. $ S. no. 1097.

Head and thorax ash-coloured. Abdomen and wings rusty red ;
fore wing with some faint bluish marks near outer margin.

This species is certainly either a Bombyx or Theophila, and pro-
bably the latter, having the outer margin of the fore wing angled.

Hab. Madras ? Exp. 48 milliin.

Genus MUSTILIA.
Mustilia, Wlk. Cat. xxxii, p. 580 (1805).

Type, M. falcipennis, Wlk.

llange. The Himalayas ; Assam.

Palpi minute ; antennae of male bipectinated to two-thirds length.
Fore wiog very much produced at apex, which is acute ; vein 1 b
forked at base, 1 c absent, 3 given off before end of cell, 6 stalked
with 7, 8, 9, 10. Hind wing with two internal veins ; a bar
between veins 7 and 8 near base.

44. Mustilia falcipennis, ink. Cat. xxxii, p. 581 ; C. $ S. no. 1482.
Alu.-tilia castanea, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 82 ; C. fy S. no. 1481.




Fig. 22. Mustilia falcipennis, tf . f .
Head and collar chestnut ; the shaft of antennae and a



MUSTILIA. 39

band between their bases whitish ; thorax and abdomen purplish
red-brown, the latter yellowish towards extremity. Fore wing
red-brown, suffused with grey ; a highly angled antemedial indis-
tinct line ; a black spot at end of cell ; a waved medial line ; a
postmedial line angled below the costa and waved towards inner
margin, met by a black and grey oblique line from the apex.
Hind wing with the costal half yellow, the inner half red-brown ;
two dark lines which approach each other on inner margin ; a grey
patch near anal angle. Underside yellower, with a black spot at
end of cell of hind wing.

The form castanea is darker ; the hind wing more angled and
wholly dark chestnut-red, instead of the costal half yellow ; the
markings similar.

Hab. Sikhim ; Bhutan. Exp. 52 millim.



45. Mustilia sphingiformis, Moore, P. Z. S. 1879, p. 407, pi. 33, fig. 4 ;

C. $ S. no. 1484.

Differs from falcipennis in the head and thorax being purplish
grey-brown ; the abdomen dark brown. Fore wing pale red-
brown, with the markings slight and obsolescent, a speck at end of
cell ; a doubly curved postmedial line ; the whole outer area suf-
fused with chestnut from apex to outer angle as far as the post-
medial line at middle. Hind wing ochreous, the inner area brown.
Cilia of both wings ochreous.

Hab. Mussooree. Exp., <S 58, $ 82 millim.

46. Mustilia hepatica, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 82, pi. 3, fig. 18 ; C. fy S.

no. 1483.
Mustilia columharis, Butl P. Z. S. 1886, p. 387, pi. 35, fig. 7.

c? . Pale red -brown, suffused with grey; shaft of antennae and
a band between their bases white. Pore wing with an indistinct
waved antemedial line ; a dark spot at end of cell ; an oblique
postmedial line, usually indistinct, angled below the costa and met
by an oblique line from the apex. Hind wing with a curved post-
medial indistinct line ; two dark strigse on inner margin. Outer
area of both wings not suffused with grey ; three grey spots towards
outer and anal angles.

. More uniform chestnut-brown ; fore wing with the cell-
spot smaller.

The form columbaris from Murree is paler and more uniformly
suffused with grey.

Larva greenish brown ; the hinder part paler ; sphingiform irT^
shape, with a long tail on llth somite ; the cuticle of the anterior
part of the body is capable of expansion into large lateral wings,
which are retracted when at rest.

Hab. Murree; Sikhim. Exp., J 64, $ 90 millim.



40 BOMBYCID2B.

Genus ANDRACA.
Andraca, Wlk. Cat. xxxii, p. 581 (1865).

Type, A. bipunctata, Wlk.

Mange. Sikhim ; Assam.

Palpi not very small; antennae of male bipectiuated to tip.
Fore wing with the apex produced and acute ; vein 1 6 forked at
base, 1 c absent, 3 and 4 from angle of cell, 6 from upper angle,
7, 8, 9, 10 stalked. Hind wing with the inner margin excised ;
two internal veins ; a bar between veins 7 and 8 near the base.

47. Andraca bipnnctata, Wlk. Cat. xxxii, p. 582 ; C. 8r S. no. 1328.
Andraca trilochoides, Moore, P. Z. S. 1805, p. 820 ; C. $ S. no. 1 .'ii'! :
Waterh. Aid, ii, pi. 132, figs. 1, 2.




Fig. 23. Andraca bipunctata, rf . j.

c? . Antenna3 dark brown ; head, thorax, and abdomen dark red-
brWn. Fore wing dark red-brown, with some grey scales below
the ctasta ; antemedial and medial dark waved lines, curved below
the coSLi ; a postmedial double curved line sharply angled below
the cosro; a black speck at end of cell. Hind wing dark red-
brown ; the inner margin black, suffused with grey scales ; a black
dot at end of cell ; two waved medial lines which nearly meet on
inner margin. Underside : hind wing with the lines more pro-
minent and hardly waved ; the outer margin suffused with grey.

. Much paler red-brown ; the shaft of antennas white.

The form trilochoides is rather brighter, with more grey suf-
fusion on fore wing.

Hub. Sikhim ; Assam. Exp., <$ 48-56, $ 66 millim.



The following species formerly recorded as Indian is omitted.
Hanisa subnotata, Walk., C. & S. no. 1106, is from Singapore.



EUPTEROT1DJE.



41



Family EUPTEROTID.E.

A family of large-sized moths. The palpi hairy ; antennae pec-
tinated in both sexes ; mid tibia with one pair of spurs, hind tibia
with two pairs. Frenulum present. Fore wing with vein 16
forked at the base, 1 c absent, 5 from or from above the middle of
the discocellulars, 10 almost always absent. Hind wiug with two
internal veins ; vein 5 from or from above the middle of the disco-
cellulars ; a bar between veins 7 and 8, the latter free from the base.

Larva with five pairs of prolegs, and tufted with hair.




Fig. 24. Larva of Eupterote fabia. |.
(From Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii, pi. 136, fig. 1 6.)



Key to the Genera.

A. Frons without a corneous ridge.

a. Fore wing with an areole : antennae Saturni-

form

b. Fore wing with no areole ; antennae

plumose.
a'. Palpi upturned and thickly fringed with

hair in front.
2 . Fore wing with veins 7, 8 ; 9 given

off before end of cell

b 2 . Fore wing with veins 7, 8, 9 given

off from end of cell.
a 3 . Fore wing with upper discocel-

lular very oblique

b 3 . Fore wing with upper discocel-

lular nearly erect.

4 . The discocellulars angled both
above and below vein 5 in both

wings

6 4 . The discocellulars angled above

vein 5 in both wings.
a 5 . Fore wing rounded at apex . .
b 5 . Fore wing produced at apex. .
c 4 . The discocellulars angled at or

below vein 5 in both wings.
a 5 . Hind wing with vein 7 given
off before the end of the cell.



1. GANGABIDES, p. 42.



2. PANDALA, p. 43.



3. MELANOTHBIX,

[p. 44.



4. DBEATA, p. 44.



5. P ALIBIS A, p. 45.

6. TAGOBA, p. 46.



7. PSEUDOJANA, p. 48.



42 EUPTEROTID^;.

b' a . Hind wing with veins 6 and 7

stalked or from angle of cell.

a 6 . Hind wing with the costa

straight ; vein 8 not remote

from 7 8. GANISA, p. 40.

6 6 . Hind wing with the costa
arched ; vein 8 remote

from 7 9. APHA, p. 51.

b'. Palpi porrect.
a 2 . Fore wing with vein 11 arising close

to 7, 8, 9.
a 3 . Palpi short and somewhat heavily

fringed with hair 11. EUPTEROTE, p. 54.

ft 3 . Palpi longer and very heavily
fringed with hair; branches of
antennas very long in both sexes . 10. APONA, p. 52.
b z . Fore wing with vein 11 arising long

before 7, 8, 9.

a 3 . The wings broad and rounded . . 12. NISAGA, p. 62.
b 3 . The wings long and narrow ; fore

wing with oiitt-r margin oblique . 13. SANGATISSA, p. 63.

B. Frons with a corneous ridge 14. CNKI n>. AMI-A,

[p. 64.



Genus GANGARIDES.
Gangarides, Moore, P. Z. S. 1865, p. 821.

Type, G. roseus, Wlk.

liancfe. E. Himalayas ; Burma ; Borneo.

Palpi upturned and very thickly fringed with hair. The
antennae with the branches stiff, decreasing rapidly to apex and
Saturniform. Legs very thickly clothed with hairs. Fore wing
with the apex produced, the outer margin excised and crenulate :
the discocellulars nearly straight; vein 7 anastomosing shortly
with 8 and 9 to form an areole. Hind wing with the disco-
cellulars straight ; veins 6 and 7 stalked.

48. Gangarides roseus, Wlk. Cat. xxxii, p. 513; C. $ 8. no. 1340.
Gangarides dharma, Moore, P.Z.S. 1805, p. 821, pi. 43, n'<>-. 7;

C. # S. no. 1339.
Lonomia vittipalpis, Wlk. Char, undescr. Lep. 1869, p. 90 ; C. $ S.



c?. Palpi black, fringed with ochreous hairs; antenna?, head,
and thorax ochreous, the latter with a crimson tinge ; abdomen
crimson above. Fore wing pinkish ochreous, irrorated with brown
scales ; a curved and waved subbasal dark line ; an antemeclial
slightly waved line ; a black dot ringed with white at end of cell ;
three indistinct waved postmedial lines ; a grey and brown curved
oblique line from apex ; a submarginal lunulate line. Hind wing
crimson ; the cilia ochreous.

. Duller in colour; fore wing with the subbasal line some-



GANGAKIDES. P AND ALA.



43



times absent and the speck at end of cell minute ; the three post-
medial lines prominent.




Fig. 25. Gangarides rosea,



The form dharma is much paler ochreoue, the hind wing but
slightly tinged with crimson ; the white cell-spot large, without
the black centre.

Hob. Sikhim; Bhutan ; Burma. Exp., J 76-96, $ 106 millirn.



Genus PANDALA.
Pandala, Wlk. Cat. iv. p. 921 (1855).

Type, P. dolosa, Wlk.

Range. Ceylon.

Palpi upturned and but slightly fringed with hair. Antennae
with the branches long. Legs with the spurs long. Fore wing
short, broad, and rounded ; the discocellulars oblique ; veins 7, 8,




Fig. 26. Pandala dolosa,



9 stalked and given off before the end of the cell. Hind wing
with the discocellulars slightly angled below vein 5 ; 6 and 7 from
angle of cell.

49. Pandala dolosa, Wlk. Cat. iv, p. 922 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ii, pi. 134,
fig. 5 ; C.fyS. no. 1338.

J . Dark purplish grey ; fore wing crossed by three anteniedial



44



EUPTEROTIDvE.



indistinct waved lines, three postmedial and one straight sub-
marginal line ; hind wing by four waved postmedial lines and a
curved submarginal line.

Hob. Ceylon. Exp. 48 millim.



Genus MELANOTHRIX.

Melanothrix, Feld. Reis. Nov. pi. 94, fig. 2, Erkl. p. 6 (1874).

Type, M. nymphaliaris, Wlk., from Java.

Range. Burma ; Java.

Palpi upturned and thickly fringed with hair; antennae with
the branches moderately long. Legs hairy. Fore wing short and
very broad, the apex much rounded, the upper discocellular very
oblique; veins 6, 7, 8, 9 stalked. Hind wing with the upprr
discocellular short and oblique ; veins 6 and 7 stalked ; 8 much
curved and remote from 7.



50. Melanothrix leucotrigona, n. sp.

d" . Head, thorax, abdomen, and wings glossy brown ; fore
wing with a large shining white triangular mark on the costu




Fig. 27 .Melanothrix leucotrigona, <$ . }.

beyond the middle, its apex on vein 5 : a large area below it and
its outer edge dark brown; hind wing with a marginal dark
brown band.

Hub. Malewoon, Burma. Exp. 74 millim. Type in coll.
Druce.



Genus DREATA.
Dreata, Wlk. Cat. iv. p. 902 (1855).

Type, D. hades, Wlk.
Range. Assam.



DREATA. PALIRISA.



45



Palpi long and thickly fringed with hair. Fore wing" short,
with apex rounded ; the discocellulars angled above and below
vein 5 ; veins 7, 8, 9 stalked. Hind wing with the discocellulars
angled above and below vein 5 ; 6 and 7 from angle of cell.

51. Dreata hades, Wlk. Cat. iv, p. 908 ; Butl 111. Het. v, pi. 97,

fig. 7 ; C.8f S. no. 1367.

cJ . Head, thorax, and abdomen mouse-brown. Fore wing
mouse-brown, the medial area pale ; five indistinct waved lines ; a




Fig. 2S. Dreata hades,



nearly straight and erect prominent postrnedial line ; a waved
submarginal line. Hind wing pale at base, without the waved
lines ; the postmedial line not so prominent ; a submarginal
waved line.

Hob. Assam. Exp\ 72 millim.



Genus PALIRISA.
Palirisa, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 360.

Type, P. lineosa, Wlk.

Range. E. Himalayas and Assam ; Burma.

Palpi upturned and thickly fringed with hair. Antennae with
the branches short. Legs with the spurs short. Fore wing very
broad, the apex rounded, the discocellulars oblique and angled above
vein 5 ; veins 7, 8, 9 stalked. Hind wing with the discocellulars
oblique and angled above vein 5.



52. Palirisa lineosa, Wlk. Cat. iv, p. 912 ; Butl. III. Het. v, pi. 98,
fig. 4 ; C. $ S. no. 1366.

Pale reddish ochreous. Fore wing crossed by six nearly straight



46



EUPTEEOTIDJE.



and erect lines, the fourth slightly waved and often obsolescent,
the submarginal line curved and inwardly edged with grey. Hind




Fig. 29. Palirisa lineosa, tf. f.

wing with one antemedial and two postmedial lines, the outer line
curved.

Hab. Sikhim ; Bhutan; Sylhet; Naga Hills. JEiy., rf 100-110,
$ 120-128 millim.

53. Palirisa cervina, Moore, P. Z. S. 1865, p. 807 ; C. 8f S. no. l.'Ki.l.

c? . Differs from lineosa in being pale grey-brown ; the palpi
black, fringed with ochreous hair; antennae black. Fore \\\\\^
with only the medial and postmedial rufous lines present, the
latter with a waved line beyond it, between which and the post-
medial line the colour is darker. Hind wing with three obso-
lescent lines and no outer line.

In a specimen from Burma the palpi and antennae are pale.

Hab. Sikhim ; Bernardmyo, Burma. Exp. 104 millim.

Genus TAGORA.

Tagora, Wtk. Cat. v, p. 1188 (1855).

Sphingognatha, Feld. Rets. Nov. pi. 94, fig. 1, Erkl. p. 9 (1874).

Type, T. patula, Wlk.

Range. Throughout India and Ceylon ; Sumatra ; Borneo.

Palpi upturned and thickly fringed with hair. Tore wing
produced at apex and very broad ; the discocellulars nearly erect
and angled above vein 5 ; 7, 8, 9 stalked. Hind wing with the
discocellulars nearly erect and angled above vein 5 ; 6 and 7 from
angle of cell.

SECT. I. Fore wing with apex much produced in female.

54. Tagora patula, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1189 ; utl. III. Jlct. v, pi. 98,

fig. 1 ; C. # S. no. 1359.

Tagora undulosa, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1196 ; C. 8f S. no. 1360.
Sphingognatha kliasiana, Moore, Lep. Aik. p. 77.



TAGOEA. 47

c? . Head black ; basal joint of antennae with a tuft of pale hair ;
thorax, abdomen, and wings pale reddish ochreous. Pore wing
usually with a hyaline spot at end of cell ; two rufous oblique lines
from lower angle of cell to inner margin ; eight or nine indistinct
dark waved lines ; a double highly curved rufous postmedial line
from the costa near apex to outer angle ; a submarginal highly
waved irregular indistinct dark line. Hind wing with a rufous




Fig. 30. Tagora patida, $. \.



subbasal line, obsolete except towards inner margin ; about four
very indistinct waved lines ; the rufous postmedial line indistinct ;
an irregularly placed series of submarginal spots.

One specimen in Mus. Oxon. has vein 7 of the fore wing given
off from 6 instead of 8.

$ . Suffused with fuscous ; the apex of fore wing produced ;
the outer area of both wings suffused with grey ; the oblique line
of both wings single and prominent ; the waved lines more
distinct ; two hyaline spots at end of cell of fore wing ; the rufous
postmedial line more distinct ; a waved submarginal grey line to
both wings.

Hab. Sikhim ; Assam ; Momeit, Burma. Exp., <$ 100, $ 130
millini.



SECT. II. Fore wing with apex slightly produced in female.

55. Tagora pallida, Wlk. Cat. iv, p. 912 : Bull III. Set. v, pi. 98,

tig. 3 ; C.ScS. no. 1362.
Sphingognatha asclepiades, Feld. Reis. Nov. pi. 94, fig. 1.

cJ . Differs from patula in the head being dark red-brown ; the
tuft on basal joint of antennae dark. Tore wing without the
hyaline spot ; the two medial waved lines are distant at costa and
inner margin and nearly meet at middle ; the double postmedial
lines of both wings are dark, narrow, nearer together and less
curved.



48 EUPTEROTIDjE.

2 . Much suffused with brown ; one hyaline spot at end of cell
of fore wing.

Hob. Sylhet ; Sumatra ; Borneo. Evp., <$ 120, $ 180 millim.

56. Tagora nigriceps, Hmpsn. III. Het. ix, ined., pi. 161, fig. 19.

c?. Head black, with a tuft of pale hair on basal joint of
antennae ; thorax, abdomen, and wings brownish grey. Pore
wing with traces of some waved antemedial lines ; a hyaline speck
at end of cell ; five waved lines beyond the middle ; the post-
medial line indistinct, the waved submarginal line sending dark
streaks along the veins to the postmedial line, the undulation
between veins 2 and 3 being filled in by a dark brown blotch.
Hind wing with four waved lines before the postmedial straight
line, which is just beyond the middle ; the waved submarginal line
remote from the margin.

Hab. Deltota, Ceylon. E.rp. 96 millim.

57. Tagora murina, Moore, A. M N. If. (4) xx, 1877, p. :H7 : />/'.

Ceyl. ii, pi. 136, fig. 2; Hmpsn. III. Het. ix, pi. 101. fig. 18 2;
C. $8. no. 1357.

3 . Greyish red-brown ; head dark brown, with a pale tuft on
basal joint of antennae ; fore wing with four indistinct antemedial
lines ; no hyaline speck at end of cell ; five waved postmedial
lines, the innermost nearly meeting the outermost antemedial line
on the disk ; the postmedial straight line double and distinct ; the
area between it and tho outer waved line suffused with grrv.
Hind wing with four or five waved lines before the straight double
line, which is some way beyond the middle ; the waved outer line
near the margin, the area beyond it suffused with grey.

$> . Much redder brown ; fore wing with two hyaline spots at
end of cell.

Hab. Pundaloya, Ceylon. Eay., rf 84, $ 94 millim.



Genus PSEUDOJANA, nov.

Type, P. incandesctns, Wlk.

Range. Sikhim.

Palpi upturned and thickly fringed with hair. Antennae with
the branches rather short in both sexes. Legs with the spurs
long. Fore wing broad and rounded, the discocellulars nearly
straight ; veins 7, 8, 9 stalked. Hind wing with the discocellulars
angled below vein 5 ; 7 given off just before the angle of cell.

58. Pseudojana incandescens, Wlk. Cat. iv, p. 910; Butl. Ill Het.
v, pi. 98, fig. 5 ; C. # S. no. 1363.

Head, collar, and prothorax dark chestnut -brown ; rneso- and



PSEUDO JAN A . GANISA.



49



metathorax dull brown; abdomen bright reddish fulvous. Fore
wing greyish brown ; traces of a subbasal curved grey line ; indis-
tinct antemedial, medial, and postmedial erect straight dark lines,
the last inwardly edged with grey ; an indistinct submarginal line




Fig. 31. Pseudojana incandescens,



angled at vein 4. Hind wing duller brown ; an indistinct medial
curved line. Underside with a fiery red tinge; the wings crossed
by a medial and oblique postmedial line.
Hab. Sikhim. Exp. 130 millim.



Genus GANISA.
Ganisa, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1190 (1855).

Type, G. postica, Wlk.

Range. Throughout India and Ceylon.

Palpi upturned and thickly fringed with hair. Fore wing broad,
the apex acute and produced ; the discocellulars angled below vein
5 ; veins 7, 8, 9 stalked. Hind wing with the discocellulars
oblique ; veins 6 and 7 stalked or from cell. Legs with the spurs
long.



SECT. I. Hind wing with veins 6 and 7 from angle of cell.

Ganisa postica, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1190 ; C. $ S. no. 1347.
Ganisa plana, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1191 ; Sutl. III. Het. v, pi. 96, figs. 4,
5 ; C. # S. no. 1346.

S.



Ganisa similis, Moore, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1884, p. 359 ; C.
no. 1348.

c? . Head very dark brown ; thorax, abdomen, and wings pur-
plish grey-brown. Fore wing with an indistinct antemedial oblique
line ; a black and grey speck at end of cell ; five indistinct waved
dark lines ; a double oblique, nearly straight line from apex to
inner margin beyond the middle. Hind wing sometimes with a black
speck at end of cell ; three waved indistinct lines ; the postmedial

YOL. i. B



50 EUPTEBOTIDJE.

line oblique and slightly waved, generally with a series of dark
specks beyond it ; cilia of both wings red-brown. Underside with
the specks at end of cell and waved lines more distinct.




Fig. 32. G a n ita yx>^ tea, J . \ .

with the apex of ton- win*; more produced.

Kulu; Kangra; ftikhim ; Sylhet ; IS';i-;i> ; l' t -\l.m.
millim.



SECT. II. Hind wing with MMMS f> ,-md 7 stalked.



60. Ganisa pandya, Moore. /'. /. ,s. \*>.\ ].. so7 : C. \ -v n<>.

Ganisa pallida, Bull. III. 11, t. v, p. <;:,, ,,l. '.H;, fi-r. :] a fy S.
no. 1345.

cJ . Differs from postica- in bein<; fawn-colour: the head black.
Fore wi n^ with a pale speck at end of cell: hind \\in^ without
waved lines ; a dark spot on inner margin : a im-dial dark line with
ochreous outer edge; a submarginal series of black specks.

//<//>. Nikhim; Bhutan; Sylhet. A> y ,. i)n millim.



61. Ganisa glaucescens, IVll-. Cat. v, y. ll^s ; /;,///. ///. //,/. v,
pi. 96, figs. 1,2; C. 8f S. no. 1356.

<S . Differs from pandya in being dark red-brown. Fore Mini;
with a yellow speck at end of cell ; two dark indistinct waved
lines ; the double postmedial line recurved below the costa, with ful-
vous between the two lines ; the area between it and the outer
waved line suffused with grey ; a marginal grey line. Hind wing
with the postmedial line curved ; the markings of the outer area as
on fore wing.

$ . More ochreous in tone, with hardly any grey suffusion on
outer area.

Hob. Sikhim. Krp., <$ 80, $ 94 millim.



APHA. 51



Genus APHA.

Apha, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1180 (1855).

Prismosticta, Butt. A. M. N. H. (5) vi ; p. 67 (1880).

Type, A. subdives, "Wlk.

Range. Japan ; Sikhim ; Assam.

Palpi upturned and slightly fringed with hair. Antennae with
the branches short. Fore wing with the apex acute and produced ;
the discocellulars nearly straight ; veins 7, 8, 9 stalked. Hind wing
with the upper discocellular oblique ; 6 and 7 stalked ; 8 curved
and remote from 7.



SECT. I. {Apha). Pore wing with vein 8 given off far before
the apex ; 10 absent.

62. Apha subdives, Wlk. Cat. v, p. 1180 ; Butt. III. Het.v, pi. 94,
figs. 7, 8 ; (?. & no. 1344.

cJ. Head vinous red-brown; thorax and abdomen purplish
brown. Wings brownish ochreous. Fore wing with a purplish
patch on the costa near the base ; about four very indistinct ante-
medial waved lines ; a speck at end of cell ; four or five much
waved indistinct postinedial lines approaching the antemedial lines
below the cell ; a very oblique dark and yellow line acutely angled




Fig. 33. Apha subdives, <5 . \.

below the apex and irregularly waved below the costa ; outer area
yellow, with two waved submarginal lines. Hind wing with traces
of antemedial waved lines ; an oblique medial line ; a doubly den-
tate submarginal line formed like a series of the letter " "WV*
Underside much more brilliantly coloured.

2 . Paler and yellower.

Hal. Khasis ; Sylhet ; JNagas. Exp., <S 72, $ 86 millim.



52 EUPTEROTIDjE.

63. Apha floralis, Butt. III. Het. v, p. 64, pi. 94, figs. 5, 6; a $ S.

no. 1342.

c? . Differs from subdives in the apex of the fore wing being
much more produced and the costa straighter ; thorax and abdo-
men ochreous, the former with the collar and tegulae purplish ; the
latter with a rufous tinge. Wings bright yellow; fore wing with
the area before the postmedial line less irregular ; the inner sub-
marginal line doubly dentate; the outer margin suffused with
brown ; hind wing with the area before the medial line suffused
with pink, and the line itself bright pink ; the submarginal line
reduced to a series of dots on the nervules connected by a taint



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