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Genus MESOLIA.
Mesolia, Rag. Ann. Soc. Ent. France, 1888, p. 282.

Type, M. pandavella, Rag.

Range. N. America ; W. Indies ; China ; India ; Ceylon.

Palpi porrect, thickly clothed with hair, and extending about
twice the length of head; maxillary palpi triangularly scaled;
frons with a conical projection ; antennae of male thickened and
flattened ; tibiae with the outer spurs about half the length of
inner. Fore wing>long and narrow, the apex rounded ; veins 4, 5
from angle of cell; 3 absent; 7, 8, 9 stalked; 10, 11 free; the
outer margin produced from apex to vein 5. Hind wins: with
Vfiii ,'3 absent ; 4, 5 from angle of cell ; 6 from upper angle; the
up PIT margin of cell widely separated from 8, 7 curving upwards
to anastomose with 8.



MESOLIA. SUBA.TTHA. 31

4218. Mesolia pandavella, Rag. Ann. Soc. Ent. France, 1888, p. 282 ;
C. $ S. no. 4724

c? . Dark reddish brown irrorated with fuscous. Fore wing

with diffused whitish fascia
from base below median
nervure to outer margin ; a
brown medial line with white
inner edge, oblique from
costa to vein 4, then angled
and dentate inwards on

vein 2 ; a white line across
Fi S .19.-Mesoha pandavella, J. f.




^

margin at vein 6, then dentate ; a sinuous white line across apex ;
cilia with a dark line through them from costa to the indentation.
Hind wing whitish.

$ browner, with hardly a trace of the pale fascia on fore wing.

N. Indian specimens are paler and more rufous than those from
Ceylon.

Hab. Dharmsala ; Lahore ; Trichinopoly ; Ceylon. Exp., <J 18,
$ 22 millim.

Genus STTRATTHA.

Surattha, Wlk. Cat. xxvii, p. 75 (1863).
Calarina, Wlk. Cat. xxxv, p. 1769 (1866).

Type, S. invectatis, Wlk.

Range, India, Ceylon, and Burma ; Java ; Australia ; Africa.

Palpi porrect and thickly scaled, extending about one and a half
times length of head ; maxillary palpi triangularly scaled ; frons
with a conical process ; antennae of male bipectinated, usually with
long branches ; tibiae with the spurs long, the outer spurs about
two-thirds length of inner. Fore wing long and narrow, the apex
rounded ; vein 3 from near angle of cell ; 4, 5 usually on a long
stalk; 6, 7 and 10, 11 free. Hind wing with vein 3 from near
angle of cell ; 5 absent ; 6 obsolescent from above middle of disco-
cellulars, 7 anastomosing with 8.

SECT. I. Fore wing with veins 4, 5 stalked.

4219. Surattha invectalis, Wlk. Cat. xxvii, p. 76 ; C. $ S. no. 4723.
Pindicitora thysbesalis, Wlk. Cat. xxvii, p. 135 ; C. $ S. no. 4718.
Scopula nigritascialis, Wlk. Cat. xxxiv, p. 1472 ; C. fy S. no. 4155.
Calarina albirenella, Walk. Cat. xxxv, p. 1770 ; C. $ S. no. 4721.

Greyish ochreous irrorated with fuscous. Fore wing with
indistinct pale waved antemedial line, with fuscous sufl: usion on the
edges ; similar more distinct medial and postmedial lines, the latter
angled on vein 5, the former with dentate dark marks on its outer
edge, the latter on its inner ; a white spot beyond discocellulars ;




32 PYEALIDJS.

a marginal series of black specks and a line through the cilia.

Hind wing pale or dark
fuscous, rarely pure
white.

In many specimens the
area between the medial
and postmedial lines of
__ the fore wing is blackish ;

Fig. 20. Surattha invectalis, $ . \. in one female the whole

fore wing is suffused with
fuscous, and the markings hardly traceable.

Hob. W. and S. India; Ceylon; Shan States ; Java. Exp., <$
22-30, $ 26-32 millim.

4220. Surattha albipennis, Butl. P. Z. S. 1886, p. 383; C. $ S.

no. 4720.

Greyish ochreous irrorated with fuscous. "Fore wing with
fuscous-irrorated grey fasciae on costa, below cell and vein 1,
beyond cell and in interspaces of outer area; traces of sinuous
antemedial and medial lines ; a white spot beyond cell ; a highly
dentate submarginal line defined by white and ochreous on its
inner edge ; a marginal series of black and white specks. Hind
wing pure white.

Hob. Campbellpur ; Karachi ; E. Africa. Exp., <$ 24, $ 28 millim.

4221. Surattha scitulella, Wlk. Cat. xxxv, p. 1755; C, $ S. no. 4701.

Brownish ochreous ; head, thorax, and abdomen tinged with
fuscous. Fore wing with diffused fuscous on basal inner area and
defining the inner side of the oblique ochreous medial band, the
area between which and the oblique submarginal band is fuscous
except on costal area ; a black discocellular spot ; the submarginal
band dentate inwards below costa; the marginal area fuscous,
with a series of black specks. Hind wing pale fuscous or whitish.

Hab. Coimbatore ; Ceylon. Exp., 3 16, $ 24 millim.

SECT. II. Fore wing with veins 4, 5 from cell ; antennae of male
bipectinated with short branches dilated at extremity.

4222. Surattha fuscilella, Swinh. A. M. N. H. (6) xvi, p. 301.

cJ . Dark fuscous brown with a slight grey tinge. Fore wing
with obscure dark outwardly oblique antemedial and medial lines ;
a discocellular spot ; an obscure sinuous submarginal line ; a mar-
ginal series of specks. Hind wing dark brown.

Hab. Raipur; Bombay. Exp. 18 millim.



ANCYLOLOMIA. 33

Genus ANCYLOLOMIA.

Ancylolomia, Hiibn. Verz. p. 363 (? 1818).
Jartheza, Wlk. Cat. xxvii, p. 183 (1863).

Type, A. tentaculella, Hiibn., from Europe.

Range. Argentina ; Mediterranean subregion ; Ethiopian and
Oriental regions ; Australia.

Palpi porrect, thickly clothed with hair, and extending about
three times the length of head ; maxillary palpi triangularly-
scaled ; frons oblique ; abdomen long ; tibiae with the outer spurs
about two-thirds length of inner. Fore wing long and narrow ;
the apex produced ; the outer margin excised below apex, then
excurved ; veins 3, 4, 5 from angle of cell ; 7, 8, 9 stalked ; 10
free ; 11 becoming coincident with 12. Hind wing with vein 3
from close to angle of cell ; 4, 5 from angle or stalked ; 6 from
above middle of discocellulars and obsolescent; 7 anastomosing
with 8.

SECT. I. Antennae of male with short uniseriate laminated
branches ; of female simple.

4223. Ancylolomia chrysographella, Kott. HugeVs Kaschmir. iv.

p. 494 ; C.$S. no. 4712.

Ancylolomia capensis, Zell. Mon. Chil. Sf Cramb. p. 11.
Ancylolomia taprobanensis, ZelL Hor. Ent. Ross. 1877, p. 25,

pi. 1, fig. 8 ; Moore, Lep. Ceyl. iii, pi. 184, figs. 2, 2 a ; C. $ S.

no. 4710.
Ancylolomia indica, Feld. Reis. Nov. pi. 137, fig. 19; C. fy 8.

no. 4714.
Ancylolomia argentata, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. iii, p. 382, pi. 184, fig. 3 ;

C. $ S. no. 4708.

Brownish ochreous. Fore wing with silvery and yellow
fasciae, with streaks of black scales on them in cell and the inter-

spaces beyond and below
it; a minutely dentate
submarginal silvery line
with a more prominent
tooth at vein 3 ; a whitish
marginal band with a series
of dark specks on it ; the
cilia silvery. Hind wing

. 21. whitish, pale fuscous, or

AncyMwma chrysographella, <J. |.




taprobanensis, which is more common in the South.

The fore wing may have a white fascia developed on median
nervure.

Hob. S. Africa ; Aden ; Japan ; China ; Formosa ; throughout
India, Ceylon, and Burma; Penang. Exp., 6 20-30, $ 30-
40 millim.

TOL. IV. D



34 PYRALIDjE.

4224. Ancylolomia locupletella, Koll. Hiigets Kaschmir, iv, p. 394.

Differs from chysoyraphella in tne ground-colour of fore wing
being much greyer ; prominent white fasciae on costa and below
median nervure ; the marginal band whiter. Hind wing pale
fuscous ; the margin white.

The larva bores in the ?tems of Spiiufex squarrosa.

Hal. Simla; Ceyloa. Exp., rf22, $34milliin.



SECT. II. Antennae of male with long uniseriate pectinations.

4225. Ancylolomia saundersiella, Zell Man. Chil. $ Cramb. p. 10.
Jartheza biptopella, Moore, P. Z. S. 1872, p. 582, pi. 34, fig. 9;



Jartheza obstitella, Swinh. P. Z. S. 1885, p. 880, pi. 57, fig. 3 ;
C. 8f S. no. 4715.

Differs from chrysographella in being more suffused with golden
ochreous ; the patagia blackish, with a white fascia. Tore wing
with the costa black ; a white fascia on median nervure, with a
black fascia below it ; a black speck on discocellulars. Hind wing
pale fuscous in male, white in female.

Hab. Bombay ; Poona. Exp., 6 26-30, $ 30-34 millira.

4226. Ancylolomia responsella, Wlk. Cat. xxvii, p. 184; C. # S.

no. 4716.

Jartheza xylinella, Wlk. Cat. xxvii, p. 184 ; C. 8f S. no. 4717.
Jartheza cassimella, Swinh. P. Z. S. 1886, p. 461, pi. 41, figs. 4, 6 ;

C. # 8. no. 4711.

Golden brown ; the patagia dark ; the base of abdomen pale.
Tore wing with orange-brown fascia in the cell, with black scales
on it and silver fascia below it; streaks of black scales and silvery
fasciae in interspaces beyond cell ; the inner area orange-brown,
irrorated with black scales, expanding below end of cell almost to
vein 2, and with a silvery fascia on it; a marginal grey band with
series of black spots on it, inwardly edged by an irregularly
dentate silvery line excurved to near the margin below middle ;
tin- cilia silvery. Hind wing varying from whitish to fuscous.

llal>. Simla; Nepal; Mhow ; Nilgiris. Exp. t 6 28-32, $
34-40 millim.

4227. Ancylolomia basistriga, Moore, Lep. Ceyl. iii, p. 382, pi. 184,

tig. 1 ; C.%8. no. 4709.

Differs from responsella in being browner. Fore wing with the
l':iM-ia and streaks diffused and indistinct; the marginal markings
dark and ill-defined. Hind wing fuscous.

lll>. Ceylon. Exp., rf 40, $ 40-50 milliin.



ANCYLOLOMIA. CHAKLTOtfA. 35

SECT. III. Antennae of female serrate.

4228. Ancylolomia imiformella, Hmpsn. P. Z. S. 1895, p. 967.

$ . Pale ochreous. Tore wing thickly irrorated with fuscous,
rather more thickly in cell, where it forms an obscure fascia. Hiud
wing pure white.

Hob. Hyderabad, Sind. Exp. 38 millim.

Genus CHARLTONA.
Charltona, Swinh. P. Z. S. 1885, p. 878.

Type, C. Jcala, Swinh.

Range. India, Ceylon, and Burma.

Palpi porrect, clothed with rough hair, and projecting about one
and a half times length of head ; maxillary palpi triangularly
dilated with hair ; frons rounded ; tibiae with the outer spurs
about two-thirds length of inner ; wings long and narrow. Fore
wing with the apex rectangular ; vein 3 from before angle of cell ;
4, 5 well separated at origin ; 7 straight and well separated from
8, 9; 10 free; 11 curved and approximated to 12. Hind wing
with vein 3 from near angle of cell ; 4, 5 from angle and approxi-
mated for a short distance ; 6 absent ; 7 anastomosing with 8.

SECT. I. Antennae of male bipectinate, with short branches
dilated at extremity.

4229. Charltona kala, Swinh. P. Z. S. 1885, p. 879, pi. 57, fig. 4;

C. $ S. no. 4685.

Head, thorax, and fore wing uniform black-brown ; the last with
diffused long black scales with pale bases in interspaces of inner
and outer areas ; abdomen and hind wing pale fuscous.

Hob. Mhow ; Satara ; N. Kanara ; Ceylon. Exp., J 30, $ 40
millim.

SECT. II. Antennae of male with short uniseriate laminated
branches.

4230. Charltona laminata, Hmpsn. P. Z. S. 1895, p. 970.

cJ . Differs from Tcdla in the hind wing being browner fuscous.
Hab. Burma. Exp. 34 millim.

4231. Charltona cervinella, Moore, P. Z. S. 1872, p. 581, pi. 34, fig. 7 ;

C. Sf S. no. 4669.

Chilo interruptellus, Moore, P. Z. S. 1872, p. 581, pi. 34, fig. 5;
C. $ S. no. 4674.

Head and thorax brownish ochreous, the latter wdth black dorsal
stripe ; abdomen fuscous. Tore wing pale ochreous brown, irro-

D 2



PYBALIDJE.



rated with fuscous ; a black fascia from middle of cell to outer
margin ; a fascia from base below median nervure, and short fasciae
above veins 2, 3, 4 ; the median nervure and veins beyond the cell




Fig. 22. Charltona cervinella, rf . }.

streaked with white; a marginal series of black specks. Hind
wing pale fuscous, the cilia white.

Interruptella is a pale ochreous-white form, with a tendency to
obsolescence of the fasciae of fore wing; the hind wing whitish.

Bob. Bombay ; Mhow ; Matheran ; Poona ; Bangalore ; Nil-
giris ; Pirmad, Travancore. Exp., 3 40, $ 46-52 millim.

4232. Charltona bivitella, Moore, P. Z. S. 1872, p. 581, pi. 34, fig. 8 ;

C. $ S. no. 4668.

$ . Differs from the form interruptella in the fascia in and beyond
cell of fore wing being broader and not reaching outer margin ;
the fascia below median nervure shorter ; the patch between the
veins smaller ; a broad black fascia on inner area traversed towards
outer margin by an ochreous streak on vein 1.

Hob. Bombay. Exp. 38 millim.

4233. Charltona consociella, Wlk. Cotf.xxvii,p. 159; C. $8. no. 4694.

Ochreous ; palpi fuscous at sides. Fore wing slightly irrorated
with fuscous ; the costa fuscous ; a black fascia below median
nervure and a fascia from end of cell tapering to outer margin ; a
marginal series of black specks. Hind wing white.

Hob. Calcutta. Exp., rf 34, $ 44 millim.

4234. Charltona inconspicuella, Moore, P. Z. S. 1872, p. 682, pi. 34,

fig. 6 ; C. # S. no. 4673.

$ . Ochreous white ; abdomen fuscous. Fore wing with brown
fascia from base below median nervure ; an obsolescent fascia in
and beyond the end of cell, and short streaks above veins 2, 3, 4 ;
a marginal series of black specks. Hind wing dark fuscous, the
cilia white.

Jla!>. Bombay ; Travancore. Exp. 40 millim.

4235. Charltona desistalis, Wlk. Ccrf.xxvii,p. 165; Moore, Lcp. Ceyl

iii. pi. 184, fig. 10 ; C. 8f S. no. 4670.

. Pale ochreous, thickly irrorated with brown ; palpi rufous at



CHARLTO^A. SCHffitfOBIIN^;. 37



sides ; legs and abdomen fuscous. Fore wing thickly irrorated
with long black-brown scales ; traces of a dark fascia in and beyond
cell ; a marginal series of black specks. Hind wing pale fuscous.
Hob. Ceylon. Ex p. 36 millim.

SECT. III. Antennae of male with long uniseriate branches.

4236. Charltona ortella, Swinh. P. Z. S. 1886. p. 461, pi. 41. fig. 3;
C. $ S. 4677.

Ocbreous white ; palpi black at sides ; thorax with a dorsal
black streak. Pore wing slightly irrorated with black ; the base of
costa black ; a deep black fascia from base below median nervures,
widest beyond the cell ; a marginal series of black specks. Hind
M'ing white or very pale fuscous, sometimes with slight fuscous
shading beyond lower angle of cell.

Hab. Simla ; Sikhiin ; Jubbulpore ; Mhow. Exp., <$ 34, $ 40
rnillim.



Subfamily SCHCENOBIIN^E.

Proboscis absent or very minute ; palpi usually porrect, the
maxillary palpi being usually well developed and dilated with
scales at extremity. Fore wing with vein 7 from cell, except in
Banepa, llamila, and Leucoides. Hind wing with the median
nervure not pectinated on upperside; vein 7 usually anastomosing
with 8.

The larvae of the species of which the early stages are known
feed in the interior of reeds.

Key to the Genera.

A. Palpi with the 2nd joint porrect, the 3rd

upturned ; fore wing with veins 7, 8, 9, 10

stalked 2. BANEPA, p. 39.

B. Palpi upturned ; maxillary palpi minute , . 1. NIPHOPYRALIS,

C. Palpi porrect. [p. 38.

a. Fore wing with veins 7, 8, 9 stalked.

a'. Both wings with veins 4, 5 froni cell . . 5. RAMILA, p. 41.
b'. Both wings with veins 4, 5 stalked. ... 4. LEUCOIDES, p. 40.

b. Fore wing with veins 8, 9, 10 stalked, 7

from cell.

a'. Palpi projecting about twice the length
of head ; hind wing with vein 7 anasto-
mosing with 8 to near apex.
a 2 . Frons smooth ; abdomen with lateral [p. 42.

tufts towards extremity 6. EURYCRASPEDA,

6 2 . Frons with a sharp tuft; abdomen

without lateral tufts 7. BRIHASPA, p. 42.

b'. Palpi projecting about the length of
head ; hind wing with vein 7 anasto-
mosing with 8 to about f of wing. ... 8. PATISSA, p. 43.



38 PYBALID.E.

c. Fore wing with veins 8, 9 stalked, 7 sepa-
rate.

a'. Fore wing with veins 6, 7 stalked, tf
with a hyaline vesicle heyond the cell ;
palpi projecting about the length of

head 3. THYKIDOPHOKA,

b'. Fore wing with veins 6, 7 from cell. [p. 39.

2 . Frons flat and oblique; fore wing

with the apex rounded 11. CIBRHOCHRISTA,

a . Frons with a rounded projection; [p. 49.

palpi once to twice the length of

head 9. SCIRPOPHAGA,

c 2 . Frons with a slight tuft ; palpi three to [p. 45.

four times length of head 10. SCHCENOBIUS, p. 47.



Genus NIPHOPYRALIS.
Niphopyralis, Hmpsn. III. Het. ix, p. 181 (1893).

Type, N. nivalis, Hmpsn.

Range. Bhutan ; Bombay ; Ceylon ; Borneo.

Palpi upturned, smoothly scaled, and hardly reaching vertex of
head; maxillary palpi minute; frons rounded; antennae of male
bipectinate ; tibiae with the spurs nearly equal. Fore wing short
and rounded ; vein 3 from near angle of cell ; 4, 5 from angle ;
7 well separated from 8, 9; 10, 11 free. Hind wing with veins
3, 4, 5 from angle of cell ; 6, 7 from upper angle.

4237. Niphopyralis nivalis, Hmpsn. III. Het. ix, p. 181, pi. 174,

tig. 0.

c? . White. Fore wing suffused with pale brown except the costal

area ; an ill-defined some-

v. ^&&f>t * wna ^ sinuous antemedial

f^~7^^Xfc /^^^i ^^ ^ ai *k ^ ne > s l'ht dark dis-

BB ^E5^^ ,^^^ cocellular marks ; the apex

V If II ^-p^^ ^(MS an( ^ mar g in white, sending

^BP^ ^J>x r^! a tootn inwards on vein 2,

and with two black specks
Fig. ^.-Niphopyralis nivalis, rf. f be i ow apex and two above

outer angle. Hind wing

pure white, with black marginal specks at vein 2.
Hob. Ceylon. Exp. 16 millim.

4238. Niphopyralis contaminata, Hmpsn. Ill Het. ix, p. 181, pi. 174,

fig. 14.

c? . Differs from nivalis in the metathorax being fuscous. Fore
wing pure white ; traces of a sinuous antemedial line ; a diffused
black patch on discocellulars and costa above end of cell; the
whole outer area fuscous black, except the apex and margin, on
\\hich the black specks are present.
Ceylon. Exp. 1,0 millim.



. THYRIDOPHORA. 39

4239. Niphopyralis albida, Hmpsn. Ill Het. ix, p. 181, pi. 174

fig. 25.
Niphopy rails suffidalis, Swinh. A. M. N. H. (6) xvi, p. 299.

Pure white. Fore wing with a few dark scales on discocellulars,
and traces of a pale fulvous oblique streak across apical area;
a black marginal speck on vein 2 of each wing.

The Ceylon female is slightly sullied with fuscous and has a
slight marginal fuscous line, and the form suffidalis has the hind
wing mostly suffused with fuscous.

Hob. Bhutan; Bombay; Ceylon; Borneo. Exp., <$ 16, $20-
22 millim.

Genus BANEPA.
Banepa, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 204 (1888).

Type, B. atkinsoni, Moore.

Range. Sikhim.

Palpi with the 2nd joint long, porrect, and clothed with hair,
the 3rd upturned and long; maxillary palpi well developed and
triangularly scaled ; proboscis minute ; antennas of male bipecti-
nated ; legs smoothly scaled, the spurs long. Fore wing with the
costa arched at base, then straight ; the apex produced ; the outer
margin excised from apex to vein 5, where it is excurved, then
oblique to outer angle ; vein 3 from before angle of cell ; 4, 5 from
angle ; 7, 8, 9, 10 stalked. Hind wing with vein 3 from before
angle of cell ; 4, 5 from angle ; 6, 7 on a long stalk.

4240. Banepa atkinsoni, Moore, Lep. Atk. p. 204 ; C. # 8. no. 4491.

Pale rufous, thickly suffused with fuscous. Fore wing with

slightly sinuous antemedial

"^s~ line with pale inner edge ;

iH^l^ik s^S3^^ ^ black cell-spot : curved and

if ^Ssr^S^x ^Ir minutely dentate postmedial

V J f^^^>s 7^^. ^ Tie W ^k P a * e outer e( % e -

^H^ 1^x^55 @^ Hind wing pale, with in-

^SS^ distinct minutely dentate

Fig. 24. Banepa atkinsoni, <$ . \. curved postmedial line.

Underside pale, with slight

fuscous suffusion; both wings with cell-gpots, curved crenulate
postmedial and marginal series of specks ; fore wing with black
spot on costa before the postmedial line ; hind wing with black
patch on outer margin near anal angle.
Hob. Sikhim. Exp., $ 34, $ 38 millim.

Genus THYBIDOPHORA.

Thyridophora, Warr. P. Z. S. 1888, p. -310.

Type, T.furia, Swinh.

Range. Aden ; N.W. India.

Palpi porrect and smoothly scaled, projecting about the length



40



PYRALIDJE.



of head, the 3rd joint down-curved ; maxillary palpi long and some-
what dilated at extremity ; frons flat and oblique ; antennae
thickened and flattened ; legs short, the tibiae hairy, with the spurs
nearly equal. Fore wing with the apex produced and outer
margin oblique ; the cell very long ; vein 3 from before angle ; 4, 5
well separated at origin ; male with a hyaline vesicle beyond upper
angle below veins 6, 7, which are stalked. Hind wing with the
cell very long ; vein 3 from near angle ; 4, 5 from angle ; 6, 7
shortly stalked.

4241. Thyridophora furia, Sivinh. P. Z. S. 1884, p. 519, pi. 47, fig. 13 j

C. $ S. no. 1901.

Thyridophora fenesrtrata, Warr. P. Z. S. 1888, p. 311 ; C. $ S.
DO. 1773 B.

c? . Dull ochreous, more or
less suffused with fuscous.
Fore wing with traces of
oblique dark medial line and
oblique line from apex.

Hab. Aden ; Carnpbellpur ;
Fig. 25. Thyridophora furia, .3 . f. Karachi. Exp. 14 rnillim.

Genus LEUCOIDES.
Leucoides, Hmpsn. Ill Het. ix, p. 167 (1893),

Type, L. fuscicostalis, Hmpsn.

Range. Ceylon.

Palpi porrect, slightly scaled, and extending about twice the
length of head ; maxillary palpi long and somewhat dilated at
extremity ; frons produced and acute ; antennae of male minutely
serrate and ciliated ; legs long and slender, the outer spurs about
two-thirds length of inner; abdomen long ; wings long and narrow.
Fore wing with the apex produced and acute ; the outer margin
oblique ; vein 3 from angle of cell ; 4, 5 stalked ; 6 from upper
angle ; 7, 8, 9 stalked ; 10 free ; 11 becoming coincident with 12.
Hind wing with vein 3 from near angle of cell; 4, 5 stalked ; 6, 7
stalked.





Fig. 26. Leucoides fuscicostalis, <$ . \.

4242. Leucoides fuscicostalis, Hmpm. III. Het. ix, p. 168, pi. 172,
tig. 18.

d . Pure white ; palpi, sides of frons, and fore legs rufous. Fore



LEUCOIDES. RAMILA. 41

wing with the costal area fuscous brown ; traces of ante- and
postinedial series of rufous specks on the veins.
Hab. Ceylon. Exp. 20 millim.

Genus RAMILA.

Ramila, Moore, P. Z. S. 1867, p. 667.
Crambostenia, Swinh. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1890, p. 292.

Type, R. marginella, Moore.

JKanr/e. India ; Ceylon ; Burma ; Borneo ; Australia.

Palpi porrect and slightly scaled, the 3rd joint downcurved ;
maxillary palpi dilated with scales, and nearly as long as the labial ;
frons produced to a rounded projection nearly as long as the
palpi ; antennae ciliated ; tibia? slightly hairy, the spurs short.
Fore wing with the apex produced to a point ; vein 3 from before
angle of cell ; 4, 5 from angle ; 6 from near upper angle ; 7, 8, 9
stalked; 11 becoming coincident with 12. Hind wing with vein
3 from before angle of cell ; 4, 5 from angle ; 6, 7 stalked.

4243. Ramila marginella, Moore. P. Z. S. 1867, p. 667, pi. 33, fig. 16 ;

C. $ S. no. 4660.

Silvery white ; palpi and sides of frons fulvous and fuscous.

Fore wing with the mem-
brane crenulated; the costa
fulvous and fuscous ; a
speck at middle of cell con-
joined to the costal fascia ;
two discocellular specks ;
both wings with an oblique

Fig. W.-Bamila marginella, $ . |. dark ^ ne f rom lower aD 8 le

of cell to inner margin ; a

slight sinuous postmedial oblique line ; a marginal black line ; the
cilia orange, with a black line through them from apex to vein 2 of
hind wing.

Hab. Sikhim. Exp., <$ 48, $ 56 millim.

4244. Ramila ruficostalis, Hmpsn. III. Het. ix, p. 166, pi. 173, fig. 22.

c? . Differs from marginella in the costa of fore wing being
brilliant ferruginous red ; the lines ferruginous and interrupted ;
the medial line of fore wing arising irom the speck at middle of
cell ; the cilia without a black line through them, and the marginal
line more maculate on fore wing.

Hab. Ceylon. Exp. 30 millim.

4245. Ramila angustifimbrialis, Swinh. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1890, p. 293 ;

Warr. A. M. N. H. (6) ix, p. 430.

c? . Differs from marginella in the metathorax being yellow.
Fore wing with the membrane non-crenulate ; the lines obso-
lescent ; the marginal line more maculate.
Hab. Rangoon. Exp. 20-26 millim.




42 PYEALID^E.

4246. Ramila accinsalis, WTk. Cat. xix, p. 977; Moore, Lep. Ceyl.

in, pi. 184, f . 6 ; C. $ S. no. 4658.

Differs from marginella in the membrane of fore wing being
non-crenulate, the costal fascia more orange ; the lines orange ;
the medial line arising from the spot at middle of cell ; a single
discocellular lunule ; the postmedial line excurved to outer angle ;
the marginal line more maculate.

Hab. Sikhim ; Ceylon ; Borneo. Exp. 26 millim.

Genus EURYCRASPEDA.
Eurycraspeda, Swinh. Trans. Ent. Soc. 1890, p. 284.

Type, E. burmanalis, Swinh.

Range. Burma.

Palpi porrect, slightly scaled, and projecting about twice the
length of head ; maxillary palpi long and dilated with scales at
extremity ; antennae ciliated ; abdomen long, with lateral tufts



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