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larly dentate submarginal line ; a large purplish subapical patch on
outer margin.

Hub. Nagas, 2000 feet (Doherty). Exp. 34 millim. Type in
coll. Elwes.

2739. Zethes reduplicalis, Wlk. Cat. xxxiv, p. 1179: C. $ S. no. 2741.

$ . Pale reddish brown. Fore wing with irregularly waved
antemedial line ; small ring-spot in cell ; large indistinct dark-
outlined reniform spot with dark centre ; an oblique band from
apex to middle of inner margin consisting of red-brown lines and
suffusion ; an irregular submarginal line and marginal series of
brown and white specks. Hind wing with antemedial line ; a
medial band of three lines ; an indistinct submarginal line and
marginal series of brown and white specks.

Hob. Moulmeiu ; Eangoon ; Bassein. Exp. 28 millim.

2740. Zethes vinolia, n. sp.

cJ . Pale rufous. Eore wing with indistinct angled antemedial
line ; black specks in and at end of cell ; a highly angled and
slightly sinuous postmedial pale line, with dark edges touching a
violet- white submarginal band with rufous outer edge, which is
produced to an angle at middle of margin ; a marginal series of dark
specks. Hind wing with two dark specks at end of cell ; nearly
straight postmedial pale line with dark edge ; a straight submarginal
violet-white band with rufous outer edge ; a marginal series of
dark specks.

Hob. Sikhim, 3000 feet (Holler}. Exp. 32 millim. Type in
coll. Elwes.



14 NOCTUID^:.

b'. (Cultripalpa). Antennce of male with very long cilia ; palpi with
the 2nd and 3rd joints longer, the 2nd straighter.

2741. Zethes partita, Guen. Noct. iii, p. 332; C. $ S. no. 2730.
Cultripalpa indistincta, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 183 ; C. fy S. no. 2729.
Cultripalpa trifasciata, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 184, pi. 6, fig. 1;

C. $ S. no. 2731.

Head, thorax, and abdomen clothed with grey, ochreous, and
brown scales. Fore wing with the basal half rufous ; an indistinct
irregularly waved double antemedial grey line ; a white speck in
cell and pale-edged lunule on discocellulars ; a dark postmedial
line with grey edges, irregularly sinuous from costa to vein 2, then
recurved to lower angle of cell and oblique to inner margin ; the
outer area pale brown, with dark striae and indistinct series of sub-
marginal fuscous spots, two near apex being prominent ; a w r hitish
marginal line. Hind wing with the basal area rufous ; an indistinct
subbasal line ; a black speck on discocellulars ; a sinuous medial
line with grey edges ; the outer area pale brown, with dark striae
and traces of submarginal fuscous band ; a marginal white line ;
the cilia chestnut, with the tips dark.

. More ochreous in tone ; in the form trifasciata the post-
medial line of the fore wing is minutely dentate beyond the cell
and the apical area rufous.

Hob. Bhutan; Assam; Calcutta; Bassein. Exp. 9 3 34, 36
millim.

2742. Zethes ocellata, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. iii, p. 195, pi. 174, fig. 4 ;

C. $ S. no. 2740.

c? . Dull red-brown. Fore wing with traces of five waved lines
angled below the costa ; the reniform grey, with dark centre.
Hind wing with traces of a dark antemedial band, on which is a
black-centred grey spot on the discocellulars; indistinct waved
postmedial and submarginal lines ; both wings with lunulate mar-
ginal line. Underside slightly suffused with grey.

(The type has the palpi wanting.)

Hob. Ceylon. Exp. 22 millim.

b. Costa of fore iving slightly excised beyond middle.

2743. Zethes igneola, Swinh. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1890, p. 254.

Dark brown, irrorated with grey. Fore wing with indistinct
subbasal and antemedial rufous lines ; an orange spot in cell and
lunule at end of it ; a sinuous line just beyond the middle ; a post-
medial line much bent outwards beyond the cell, then sinuous to
inner margin, its costal part white ; an orange apical patch and an
irr<-u r ularly dentate submarginal line. Hind wing with rufous
lunule at end of cell ; traces of postmedial and submarginal white
lines, with a fulvous and black band between them ; cilia with a
dark line through them. Underside with the costal area of fore
\\ -iiiij and basal area of hind wing suffused with while.

Hab. llangoon ; Tenasserim. Exp. 32 millim.



ZETHES. EGNASIA. 15

SECT. III. Fore wing with the outer margin very much excurved
at middle, then crenulate to outer angle. Hind wing with
deep crenulations between anal angle and vein 4. Palpi with
the 3rd joint short.

2744. Zetlies cingalensis, Wlk. Cat. xxxiv, p. 1178 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl.
iii, pi. 172, fig. 10 ; C. $ S. no. 2734.

Red-brown. Fore wing with antemeclial line angled below the
costa ; a narrow medial chocolate band angled below costa, then
oblique to inner margin ; a black" lunule on discocellulars ; an
irregularly sinuous postmedial line excurved below costa and with
a chocolate patch on the costa beyond it and two white specks
above vein 4 ; an irregular submarginal line. Hind wing with
oblique narrow chocolate antemedial band ; a spot at end of cell ;
an indistinct sinuous postmedial line and dentate submarginal line.

Nab. Ceylon. Exp. 28 millim.

Genus EGNASIA.

Egnasia, Wlk. Cat. xvi, p. 216 (1858).
Acharya, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 185 (1882).
Matella, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. hi, p. 196 (1885).

Type, E. ephyrodalis, Wlk.

Range. W. Africa; throughout India, Ceylon, and Burma;
Borneo ; Java.

Palpi with the 2nd joint very long and reaching far above vertex
of head, the 3rd with a tuft of hair on the inner side. Antennae
usually almost simple in male. Thorax and abdomen smoothly
scaled. Tibiae moderately hairy. Fore wing with the apex acute ;
the outer margin angled at middle *. Hind wing with the outer
margin crenulate ; vein 5 from below middle of discocellulars.

SECT. I. Fore wing with the outer margin angled. Hind wing
with the outer margin excised between veins 4 and 6.

2745. Egnasia ephyrodalis, Wlk. Cat. xvi, p. 217 ; C. $ S. no. 2736.
Egnasia khasiana, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 184; C. 8f S. no. 2737.
Egnasia binorbiculata, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. iii, p. 194. pi. 172. fig. 6 :

<?. # & no. 2732.
Gracillodes ludiana, Feld. Reis. Nov. pi. 120, fig. 25 ; C. Sf S. no. 2738.

Yellowish brown. Fore wing with indistinct sinuous ante-
medial line ; a hyaline spot in cell ; an
irregular hyaline spot on discocellulars
composed of conjoined spots ; an in-
distinct postmedial line excurved be-
yond cell and with a crenulate line
beyond it ; cilia white towards outer
angle. Hind wing with a hyaline
lunulate mark on rufous patch at end of

Egnasia eph/rodalis, rf. |. cel1 ' f nearly straight medial line and
crenulate postmedial line; cilia white

at apex and towards anal angle. Underside suffused with grey.
Hab. Sylhet; Nagas ; Nilgiris; Ceylon; Burma. Exp. 38 millim.




16 NOCTUIDJE.

2746. Egnasia rectilineata, Swinh. MS.

Differs from ephyroddlis in the outer line of both wings on
underside being straight instead of crenulate, retracted to costa of
fore wing and inner margin of hind wing. The colour may be
either reddish ochreous or greyish fuscous. Fore wing with the
outer margin dentate below apex.

Hal. Khasis ; Java. Exp. 42 millim.

2747. Egnasia participalis, Wlk. Cat. xvi, p. 218 ; C. $ S. no. 2747.
Matella euphrona, Swinh. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1891, p. 151, pi. 8,

fig. 16.

Differs from ephyrodalis in being yellower ; fore wing with the
hyaline mark at end of cell lunulate; the outer line of both wings
slightly sinuous instead of crenulate, and in hind wing arising from
near the apex.

Hob. Ganjam ; Ceylon. Exp. 28 millim.

SECT. II. Hind wing with the outer margin evenly crenulate.

2748. Egnasia accingalis, Wlk. Cat. xvi, p. 218 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl

iii, pi. 172, fig. 7 ; C.fyS. no. 2745.

Matella caduca, Smnh. P. Z. S. 1886, p. 470, pi. 28, fig. 9 ; C. $ S.
no. 2746.

Differs from participalis in being bright ochreous, with slight
black suffusion ; the sinuous outer line evenly curved on both wings,
not arising from near apex of hind wing ; cilia without white.

Hab. Throughout W. and S.India; Ceylon. Exp., rf 32, $
34 millim.

2749. Egnasia polia, Hmpsn. III. Het. viii, p. 90, pi. 147, fig. 4.

$ . Fuscous grey. Fore wing with the outer half of costal area
fulvous ; an ill-defined medial curved line and lunulate submarginal
line ; a grey patch and some white specks on costa before apex ;
cilia fulvous, with a black line through them. Hind wing with
black spot at end of cell ; a medial nearly straight rufous line ;
an indistinct postmedial line with fulvous and black band beyond
it ; a submarginal lunulate line ; cilia fulvous, with black line
through them.

J/at>. Rilgiris ; Ceylon. Exp. 28 millim.

SECT. III. Outer margin of fore wing excised from apex to
middle ; of hind wing excised between veins 4 and 6.

2750. Egnasia fasciata, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 181, pi. 6, fig. 20 ; C. $ S.

no. '27'2'2.
Zethee mopsa, Swinfi. Tutu*. Ent. Soc. 1890, p. 201.

Differs from jHti-ftfijuiHs in being much browner. Fore wing
\\ith the spot in (vll lunulate; two dark specks at end of cell
instead of the hyaline lunule; the po-;t medial line more angled
below costa. Hind wing without the hyaline spot at end of cell ;
the oblique rabmaigma] line developed into a ivddNh hand.

llal>. Sikhim ; Kangoon ; Kagas. Exp. 26 millim.



EGNASIA. 17

2751. Egnasia tripuncfca, Swinh.MS.

tf . Differs fromfasciata in the postmedial line of fore wing being
much more excurved beyond the cell. Hind wing with a con-
spicuous black speck on the antemedial line in the cell ; no medial
line ; the postmedial line pale and curved, with a blackish patch
beyond it near anal angle.

Hob. Khasis. Exp. 26 millim.

SECT. IV. Fore wing with the apex more produced ; the outer
margin of both wings highly angled and crenulate.

A. Antenna, of male almost simple.

2752. Egnasia castanea, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 184 ; C. fy S. no. 2733.
Egnasia morosa. Moore. Lep. Atk. p. 185, pi. 6. fig. 4 ; C. fy S.

no. 2739.

2 . Dark chocolate-brown with a purplish tinge. Fore wing
with traces of subbasal and antemedial lines ; the orbicular and
reniform small, indistinct, and greenish yellow ; three superposed
greenish-yellow spots below end of cell ; a slightly waved post-
medial line excurved beyond end of cell ; a subinarginal series of
white specks. Hind wing with pale speck at end of cell ; a
sinuous medial line, with some dark specks with yellow scales
round them towards inner margin ; a submarginal series of white
specks. Underside with the cell-spots grey ; the postmedial line
whitish, and angled below costa of fore wing ; an indistinct den-
tate submarginal line.

The form morosa is darker brown.

Hob. Sikhiin ; Khasis. Exp. 42 millim.

2753. Egnasia ochreivena, n. sp.

c? . Pale reddish brown. Fore wing with indistinct rufous ante-
medial and medial lines angled below costa ; a black spot in cell,
and a buff and reddish lunule with white edges at end of it, its
upper angle much produced towards apex and a dark line with
bluish-white scales on it recurved from it to costa ; an ochreous
submarginal waved line bent inwards at vein 3 ; the veins of outer
area ochreous. Hind wing with a dark speck at end of cell ; a
purplish patch with a few white scales on it beyond the cell and
another from its lower angle to anal angle ; a submarginal ochreous
line bent inwards at vein 3 ; the veins of outer area ochreous ;
some white scales on the margin.

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

B. (Acharya). Antennce of male thickened and distorted near base,
pectinated on the outer side and with long bristles on the inner
side ; palpi ivith the 2nd joint thickened by a ridge of scales ,
the 3rd with a tuft of long hair on inner side.

2754. Egnasia crassicornis, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 185, pi. 6, fig. 3 ; C.fyS.

no. 2753.

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18

3 . Head and thorax dark chestnut ; abdomen brown. Fore
wing chestnut, with indistinct grey and black striae ; an ochreous
streak below the costa from base to apex, and short oblique lines
from the costa ; a waved yellowish anternedial line and black-
bordered postmedial line with a hyaline spot on it below end of
cell ; a submarginal sinuous line, with some purplish-grey specks
near apex and ochreous specks at middle. Hind wing with black
and grey striae on basal area ; curved subbasal and straight medial
brown-bordered ochreous lines ; a hyaline spot at end of cell, and
waved submarginal line.

Hob. Sylhet. Exp. 40 millim.

SECT. V. Fore wing more produced at apex, the outer margin
very oblique and not angled ; cilia not crenulate.

2755. Egnasia sinuosa, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 184; C. $ S. no. 2748.

<5 . Differs from accinyalis in being uniform pale purplish
brown without any ochreous tinge; fore wing with the hyaline
specks minute.

Hob. Calcutta ; Moulmein. Exp. 32 millim.

Genus LOPHARTHRUM, nov.

Type, L. comprimens^ Wlk.

Range. Sikhim ; Sylhet ; Nilgiris ; Andamans ; Borneo.

Palpi upturned, curved and reaching above vertex of head, the
2nd and 3rd joints with thick close-set tufts of hair ; antennas
minutely ciliated in male ; thorax and abdomen smoothly scaled,
the patagia very long in male ; fore tibia of male with thick closely-
set tufts of hair. Fore wing arched towards apex ; both wings
with the outer margin angled at middle ; the cilia crenulate.
Hind wing with vein 5 from near middle of discocellulars.

2756. Lopharthrum comprimens, Wlk. Cat. xv, p. 1540; Bull. III.

Net. vi, pi. 112, fig. 4 ; C. $ S. no. 2757.

Head and collar pinkish orange, marbled with rufous ; thorax
and abdomen pale red-brown, the tufts on fore legs pinkish orange

and rufous ; an orange-yel-
low dorsal patch at base of
abdomen. Fore wing pale
, red-brown ; some rufous
antemedial marks ; an in-
distinct sinuous postmedial
line ; some orange-yellow
patches marbled with ru-
fous on the submarginai
Fig- 6. line, which has three white

Lopharthrum comprimens, rf. {. lunules inside it. Hind

wing with indistinct lunule at end of cell and medial line ; a post-
medial irregular series of orange lunules, the area beyond them




LOPHARTHRUM. HYPERLOPHA. 19

orange marbled with rufous except at apex. Underside yellow
and pa)e reddish, with indistinct cell-spot ; two jxtetmedial and
one submarginal line to each wing.

Larva brown, with black specks and striae.

Hab. Sikhim ; Sylhet ; Nilgiris ; Andamans ; Borneo. Exp.
50 millim.

Genus HYPERLOPHA, nov.

Type, H. cristifera, Wlk.

Range. Mlgiris ; Ceylon ; Burma.

Palpi with the 2nd joint reaching above vertex of head, the 3rd
long and naked ; antennae with long cilia and bristles in male ;
thorax with a high sharp tuft behind collar ; abdomen smoothly
scaled ; tibiae slightly hairy. Fore wing with the costa arched ;
the apex acute and produced ; the outer margin angled at
middle ; the cilia crenulate. Hind wing with the outer margin
rounded ; vein 5 from near middle of discocellulars.

2757. Hyperlopha cristifera, Wlk. Cat. xxxiii, p. 1071; C. $ S.

no. 2713.

Catada epops, Feld. Reis. Nov. pi. 120, fig. 42.
Zethes irrorata, Hmpsn. III. Het. ix, p. li3, pi. 165, fig. 12.

$ . Pale grey ; thorax with the extremity of scales brown.
Fore wing with traces of seven sinuous lines ; an indistinct reni-

form mark ; a chocolate band
on the inner half of submar-
ginal line ; some chocolate
marks on the margin. Hind
wing with traces of post-
medial and submarginal
lines. Underside with cell-
spot, crenulate postmedial
Fig. 7 .Hyperlopha cristifera, <$ . f and blotched submarginal

lines.

c? . Head and thorax thickly irrorated with red-brown ; a brown
patch at base of abdomen, which is fuscous. Fore wing thickly
irrorated with brown ; the seven lines more distinct and brown ;
the band on submarginal line less prominent. Hind wing
fuscous.

Hab. Nilgiris ; Ceylon. Exp. 42 millim.

2758. Hyperlopha compactilis, Swinh. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1890, p. 251,

pi. 7, fig. 16.

cJ . Differs from cristifera in the vertex of head being ochreous
and red ; the tuft behind collar with rufous edges. Fore wing
less irrorated with brown and the markings less distinct ; a large
silvery patch on middle of inner area ; the band on submarginal
line well developed.

Hab. Thyetmyo, Burma. Exp. 36 millim.




Genus CAPNODES.

Capnodes, Guen. Noct. iii, p. 374 (1852).
Corsa, Wlk. Cat. xiii, p. 1101 (1857).
Saroba, Wlk. Cat. xxxiii, p. 1096 (1865).
Dunira, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. ui, p. 206 (1885).

Type, C. anhypa, Guen., from Brazil.

Range. Neotropical region ; W. and S. Africa ; Japan ; through-
out the Oriental region.

Palpi sickle-shaped, the 2nd joint reaching above vertex of
head and tapering to extremity, the 3rd long ; antennae ciliated in
male ; thorax and abdomen smoothly scaled ; tibiae moderately
hairy. Fore wing with the apex nearly rectangular. Hind wing
with the anal angle usually truncate ; vein 5 from below middle of
discocellulars.

SECT. I. Palpi almost naked.
A. Fore wing of male with no fringe of scales on costa.

2759. Capnodes finipalpis, Wlk. Cat. xv, p. 1574 ; Hampsn. HI. Het.

ix, pi. 166, figs. 1, 8.
Capnodes maculicosta, Wlk. Cat. xv, p. 1608 ; C. 8r S. no. 2778.

c? . Bright ferruginous red ; abdomen fuscous. Fore wing with

a white antemedial spot on costa and specks on median nervure

. and vein 1; two dark specks at

^^^^ \. ^r end of cell; a postmedial white

^^Mfr^^Jl S^ costal spot with an indistinct dark

HK^^A /Q band from it excurved round cell

T ^U and with a series of white specks

* 90 on it ; an indistinct submarginal

waved line; a marginal series of
black specks. Hind wing with

Fig- 8. traces of a postmedial dark band

Us finipalpis, <f . \. an d geries of white gpecks . a wayed

submarginal line and marginal series of dark specks.

$ . With fuscous costal patches on fore wing replacing the
white spots.

Hob. Ceylon. Exy>. 44 millim.

2760. Capnodes rufescens, Moore, P. Z. S. 1877, p. 612; C. $ S.
no. 2781.

d . Purplish red. Fore wing with very ill-defined antemedial,
postmedial, and submarginal maculate bright orange bands. Hind
wing with similar antemedial, postmedial, and submarginal bands.

The type is in very bad condition.
Audamans. Exp. 34 millim.

. Capnodes ceylonica, Wlk. Cat. xxxiii, p. 1061; Hmpm.ltt. Het.

ix, pi. Hit;, ti-r. {); ('. $ S. no. L>ML>.
Sanys flexus, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 175 ; C. $ S. no. 27<>4.

rajmoles CMCtlil, Sicinh. Trans. Knt. Sue. 1KU, ].. 1-VJ, pi. S,
tigs. 6, 10.



CAPNODES. 21

. Pale or dark brown ; head and front of collar darker. Fore
wing irrorated with black ; traces of an antemedial waved line ;
some dark specks at end of cell ; a postmedial oblique line, highly
angled below costa ; a dark costal patch suffused with white from
the line to apex ; traces of a crenulate submarginal line with
white specks on it ; a marginal series of dark specks. Hind wing
with oblique antemedial line; traces of a crepulate postmedial
line with white specks on it. A marginal series of $ark specks.

Hob. Khasis ; Khandala ; Travancore ; Ceylon. Exp. 28-34
millim.

2762. Capnodes luna, Hmpsn. Ill Het. viii, p. 100, pi. 148, fig. 21.

Head and thorax red-brown, the frons tinged with pink ; abdo-
men fuscous. Fore wing olive-green, with a red-brown patch at
base; traces of pinkish antemedial, medial, and postmedial
waved lines ; a minute speck at middle and two at end of cell ; a
white subapical lunule enclosing four black specks on the margin,
which is pinkish. Hind wing pale brown, with traces of waved
ante- and postmedial lines ; a minute speck at end of cell and
series on the margin, which is pinkish. Underside slightly suffused
with pink.

Hah. Nilgiris. Exp. 36 millim.

2763. Capnodes maculapex, Hmpsn. III. Het. ix, p. 116, pi. 165, fig. 18.

Head and thorax dark red-brown ; abdomen pale. Fore wing
brownish ochreous, with basal and large apical dark red-brown
patches ; traces of medial, postmedial, and submarginal waved
lines. Hind wing with dark speck at end of cell and traces of
waved postmedial and submarginal lines ; a dark patch on inner
margin above anal angle ; a series of dark marginal specks to both
win^s.

Hob. Ceylon. Exp. 24 millim.

2764. Capnodes scitula, Wlk. Cat. xxxiii, p. 1061 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl.

iii, pi. 174, fig. 13; C. $ S. no. 2777.

c? . Rufous. Fore wing with indistinct oblique subbasal and
antemedial lines ; a sinuous medial line ; two dark specks at end
of cell ; a crenulate postmedial line ; a submarginal white line
angled outwards at middle, then waved to inner margin ; a mar-
ginal series of dark specks. Hind wing with ante- and postmedial
indistinct lines ; dark speck in cell ; waved white submarginal
line and marginal series of dark specks.

Hab. Ceylon. Exp. 30 millim.

2765. Capnodes lignicolor, Wlk. Cat. xiii, p. 1101 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl.

iii. pi. 156, fig. 9 ; C. $ S. no. 2398.

Head and abdomen fulvous ; base of palpi and thorax fuscous
black. Fore wing with the basal area fuscous black, a fine black



22 NOCTUIDjE.

line just beyond it ; the medial area pale pinkish brown, with ful-
vous spots in, at end of, and below cell ; two fulvous striae from
middle of costa ; the postmedial line very indistinct, except the
costal part, which is black ; the outer area fulvous, with the apex
black edged inwardly by an ochreous line, which becomes mar-
ginal below the black area ; a marginal series of black specks.
Hind wing with the anal angle rounded, fulvous with ferruginous
spot at end of cell ; an indistinct medial line ; the apical area
narrowly black, with ochreous line inside it, then becoming mar-
ginal ; a marginal series of black specks.
Hob. Sikhim ; Ceylon. Exp. 48 millim.

2766. Capnodes pustulifera, Wlk. Cat. xxxiii, p. 1097 ; C. 8f S. no. 2831.

Dark vinous red, suffused with crimson. Fore wing somewhat
narrow, with the basal area marked with conjoined ochreous spots
irrorated and outlined with red ; the postmedial area marked with
similar spots, these two areas being defined by the antemedial,
postmedial, and submarginal lines composed of similar spots, of
which some are white. Hind wing with some ochreous and rufous
on inner basal area ; a dark speck at end of cell ; an indistinct
postmedial vinous line, with some ochreous and rufous suffusion
beyond it ; a marginal series of dark specks.

'Hob. Bhutan ; Nagas ; Ceylon. Exp. 36 millim.

B. Male with a large fringe of scales from the costa of fore wing
on the upperside for three fourths length.

2767. Capnodes lophophora, n. sp.

(S . Pale pinkish ; palpi rufous. Fore wing with traces of ante-
medial, postmedial, and submarginal double waved lines. Hind
wing rather brighter pink ; the costal area suffused with fuscous,
also the outer area from apex to vein 3 ; nearly marginal and
marginal series of fuscous specks to both wings.

Hob. Toungngoo, Burma. Exp. 40 millim. Type in B. M.

SECT. IT. Palpi with the 2nd and 3rd joints fringed with
hair in front.

2768. Capnodes ochreisparsa, n. sp.

cJ . Ochreous, irrorated with black. Fore wing with traces of
subbasal and antemedial lines ; an indistinct fuscous spot at end of
n-11 : both wings with indistinct medial line angled below the costa
of fore wing, then oblique to inner margin of hind wing; an indis-
tinct crenulate postmedial line with white specks on it ; a sinuous
submarginal line and almost marginal series of black specks.

//b. Ndgas, 3000 feet (Doherty). Exp. 34 millim. Type in
coll. Elwes.



DIOMEA. 23

Genus DIOMEA.

- Diomea, Wlk. Cat, xiii, p. 1109 (1857).

Type, D. rotundata, Wlk.

Range. Japan; China; Himalayas, Assam, Ceylon, and Burma.

Differs from Capnodes in the 2nd joint o palp, not reaching
above vertex of head and being roughly scaled ; the metathorax
and proximal segments o abdomen with more or less prominent
dorsal tufts. Pore wing with the apex more rounded. Hind
wing with the anal angle not truncate.

SECT. I. Male with the legs not tufted ; the tufts on
nietathorax and abdomen very slight.

2769. Diomea cremata, Butl A. M. N. H. (5) i, p. 295.

Head, thorax, and abdomen brown. Fore wing dark brown
suffused with fuscous ; traces of subbasal, antemedial, medial, and
postmedial curved crenulate lines ; the last with an ochreous-white
spot on it at costa ; a sinuous submarginal line ; a marginal series
of dark specks. Hind wing reddish brown, with ante- and post-
medial waved lines ; a marginal crenulate line.

Hab. Japan ; Dharmsala ; Simla ; Khasis. Exp. 30-36 millim

SECT. II. Fore legs of male with a tuft of long pink hair from the
joint of coxa and femur; mid tibiaB fringed with pink hair ;
hind tibia3 with very long black hair ; the metathoracic and
abdominal tufts more developed.

2770. Diomea rotundata, Wlk. Cat. xiii, p. 1110 ; Hmpsn. Ill Net.



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