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median fold, then retracted to origin of vein 2, strongly dentate
on outer side in submedian fold, and with fuscous-irrorated white
suffusion on its inner side from vein 6 to inner margin forming a
lai^ patch in the sinus and on inner margin extending to ante-
medial line ; cilia chequered fuscous and white, their tips fuscous.
Hindwing white with slight brown subterminal and terminal marks
at vein 2.

Expanse 26 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
ffdb. Syria, Jordan.

(4a.) * Constantia mnctalis, n. sp. (Stgr. MS.)
(Plate III, fig. 15.)

(J White strongly irrorated with fuscous-brown. Forewing with
the antemedial line arising from median nervure, strongly angled out-
wards in submedian fold, and oblique from vein 1 to inner margin ;
an ill-defined patch of dark scales in middle of cell ; the postmedial
dark line oblique, dentate on outer side and diffused on inner side
from costa to vein 3, then bent inwards, fine and indistinct ; a fine
terminal black line and line through the cilia. Hindwing white
suffused and irrorated with pale brown, the cilia white.

Expanse 18 millim.

Type in ColL Staudinger.
Hab. Sykia.

(5a.) Constantia caidalis, n. sp. (Stgr. MS.)
(J Head, thorax and abdomen white tinged with ochreous and
irrorated with dark brown. Forewing white tinged with reddish-
ochreous and strongly irrorated with dark brown; the antemedial



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line reddish -ochreous slightly dnnons and oblique with some black
scales on its edges in snbmedian interspace ; a reddish-ochreous streak
in and beyond end of cell with dark point before it and small dis-
coidal annulus ; the postmedial line reddish-ochreous with dark line
on its inner side from costa to vein 3, bent outwards and dentate
between veins 6 and 3, then retracted to origin of vein 2, below which
there is a black point, and bent strongly outwards again to inner
margin ; a terminal series of dark strite. Hindwing ochreous strongly
irrorated with fuscous ; traces of a pale dentate subterminal line
between veins 5 and 2 ; cilia white.
Expanse 30 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.

Hab. Algeria, Biskra.

Closely allied to C, pedinalis, H. S., from which the
reddish colour of the forewings and the fuscous irroration
of the hindwings are the chief points of distinction.

(5a.) ConstarUia ficscisedalis, n. sp.

(J Head, thorax and abdomen white mixed with fawn colour.
Forewing fawn colour, some dark scales on edges of white markings ;
an antemedial white band angled outwards below costa and cell, then
sinuous ; a white mark in end of cell with fuscous points before it
and beyond it on discocellulars, a white-irrorated fuscous streak from
it across the postmedial line to tomus ; the postmedial line white
with daik inner edge, bent outwards and minutely dentate between
veins 6 and 3, then retracted to below end of cell and angled out-
wards in submedian fold ; a terminal series of dark points on dentate
white marks. Hindwing fuscous-brown, whiter towards base ; traces
of a curved postmedial line mth whitish mark beyond it at vein 2 ;
some white points on termen ; cilia white.

Expanse 26 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
ffab. Syria, Dead Sea.

(6a.) Gonstantia argentalis, n. sp. (Stgr. MS.)

^ Head, thorax and abdomen white suffused in parts with fawn
colour. Forewing fawn colour, the costal area whiter; the inner
margin white to middle ; an oblique silvery white band from sub-
costal nervure near base ending in a point near middle of inner
margin ; a rounded spot in middle of cell emitting points on inner
and outer sides ; an elliptical spot at upper angle of cell ; the post-
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some fuscoiiB suifasion on its inner side, then retracted to a dentate
spot below end of cell separated from a wedge-shaped spot on vein 1
connected by an obliqiie line with middle of inner margin ; some
brown sufiFusion towards apex ; cilia cheqnered brown and white.
Hindwing pale ochreous-yellow, whiter towards base ; an indistinct
curved postmedial line ; cilia white.

9 Rather paler ; hindwing white, the terminal half slightly tinged
with yellow.

Expanse (} 30, $ 34 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
Hob. Sybia, Jordan.

(7a.) ConstarUia numidalis, n. sp. (Stgr. MS.)
White irrorated with dark brown and fuscous. Forewing with
black antemedial line oblique from costa to submedian fold, angled
inwards on vein 1 and again oblique, with traces of a line on its inner
side ; a white streak in and beyond end of cell with fine dark streak
above it ; a white streak below end of cell ; the postmedial line black
defined by white on outer side, bent outwards and minutely dentate
between veins 6 and 4 then strongly incurved to inner margin beyond
middle ; an oblique dark mark beyond it from apex and a dentate
spot on vein 1 ; a terminal series of black strigss ; cilia with black
patches. Hindwing white, the terminal half slightly irrorated with
brown; an indistinct curved subterminal line from costa to sub-
median fold ; a dark terminal line.

The form from Syria has the antemedial line of forewing distinctly
double, the spot on vein 1 beyond the postmedial line more promin-
ent ; hindwing strongly irrorated with dark brown especially towards
the subterminal line.
Expanse 30 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.

Hob. Algeria, Biskra ; Stbia, Lower Jordan.

(7b.) * ConstarUia canifumlis, n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 16.)
(J Head, thorax and abdomen white largely mixed with pale
brown. Forewing white slightly suffused with pale yellow-brown
and strongly irrorated with dark brown ; an antemedial white line
acutely angled outwards in submedian fold and inwards on vein 1 ;
a short white streak in and beyond end of cell with fuscous spots
before it and on discocellulars ; the postmedial line white minutely
dentate, bent outwards between veins 6 and 3, then retracted to be-
low end of cell and angled outwards in submedian fold ; some white
and fuscous suffusion beyond the antemedial line, on medial part of



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costa and on inner side of postmedial line ; cilia chequered brown
and white. Hind wing pale yellow-brown irrorated with darker
brown ; an obscure postmedial dark line from costa to submedian
fold with white patch before and beyond it at vein 2 ; cilia white
chequered with brown at base.

9 Forewing with fuscous and white suffusion from lower angle of
cell obliquely across the postmedial line to tomus ; hind wing fuscous,
the termen white with dark points towards apex ; cilia white.

Expanse (J 26, ? 28-30 millim.

Type in Coll. Staiidinger.

ffab. Algeria, Biskra ; Syria, Jordan.

Sect. Ill (Macrodenia, Rag. MS.). Antennse of male
bipectinate to apex with long branches.

(12.) Constantia leucographalis, n. sp. (Rag. MS.)
(J Head and thorax white variegated with fulvous and irrcrated
with black ; the branches of antennoa and tips of patagia black ;
abdomen white. Forewing fulvous irrorated with large erect black
scales before the antemedial line and on medial area ; a white sub-
basal point ; the antemedial line white angled outwards in submedian
fold where there are some long white scales on it, then inwards on
vein 1 ; a white spot in end of cell with black point before it, a spot
beyond the cell with black point above it, and a medial spot below
the cell ; the postmedial line white defined by black on inner side
angled inwards at vein 6, then excurved to vein 3 where it is retracted
to below end of cell ; a terminal series of black lunules with white
line on their inner side joined by short streaks on the veins with
some black on their edges ; cilia white, yellowish at base with black
line through them and black tips. Hindwing white suffused with
fuscous ; a curved dark subterminal line defined with white on outer
side ; a dark terminal line.
Expanse 26 millim.

Type in B. M.

Hab, Spain, Murcia, Algecaras.

(13.) Constantia oxodontalis, n. sp.
(J Brown ; head and pectus whitish. Forewing with elliptical
black-edged spot below cell near base with a similar curved fascia
from immediately below it to middle of vein 2 where its lower edge
is continuous with the black postmedial line which is obsolescent
near costa, then strongly dentate to vein 3 and with a long tooth in-
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greyish suCFusion inside them ; two obscure discoidal points ; cilia of
both wings whitish. Underside largely suffused with whitish.
Expanse 32 millim.

Types in ColL Rothschild and B. M.
Hah. C. Asia, Kupot-dagb, Qeok-tepe.

(2a.) * Adenia pJuealis, n. sp. (Plate III, 6g. 25.)

Head ochreous- white, palpi at sides and vertex of head tinged with
brown ; antennad with the shaft ringed with brown ; throax fuscous-
brown and black ; pectus, legs and abdomen whitish thickly irrorated
with fuscous. Forewing leaden fuscous, thickly irrorated with black ;
a diffused antemedial black line bent inwards to costa ; an obscure
discoidal spot ; some white points on costa between the lines ; a
slightly sinuous diffused postmedial black line ; a terminal series of
obscure black spots. Hindwing fuscous with indistinct curved post-
medial dark line.

Expanse 24 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
ffdb. Algeria, Quelma.

(4a.) Actenia sen^cUalis^ n. sp.

Antennae of male uniserrate.

Red-brown with a vinous tinge and strongly irrorated with
fuscous. Forewing with antemedial black line strongly excurved
below costa, then oblique ; the postmedial line slightly excurved at
middle ; a terminal line and line through the cilia. Hindwing
rather paler and more suffused with fuscous especially in male ; a
slight discoidal fuscous spot, a curved postmedial line, a terminal
line and a line through the cilia.

Expanse (J 18, ? 20 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
Ifab, Amurland, Sutschau.

(la.) Gledeobia chellalalis, n. sp. (Stgr. MS.)

(J Head whitish ; palpi at sides and central part of frons brown ;
thorax brown irrorated with whitish ; pectus, legs and abdomen
whitish irrorated with brown. Forewing pale brown thickly irrorated
with dark brown ; the antemedial line white running out to a long
acute angle in submedian fold ; a narrow < shaped white mark in
end of cell ; numerous white points on costa between the lines ; the
postmedial line white, minutely waved, emitting an acute point
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fold to join the angle of the antemedial line ; cilia with a whitish
line through them. Hindwing whitish thickly irrorated with brown ;
a curved whitish postmedial line ; cilia whitish mixed with brown
at base.

9 Very much paler and slightly irrorated with dark brown.
Forewing with the lines dark with obscure whitish outlines on inner
and terminal sides ; a dark discoidal point ; the < shaped mark in
cell absent, hardly a trace of the teeth from antemedial and post-
medial lines in submedian fold or that above vein 5.

Expanse c^ 26, 9 22 miUim.

Hob. Algeria, Chellala, Biskra.

(2a.) * Cledeohia amuralis, n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 32.)

i Dark brown ; palpi at base, streaks on 1^ and ventral surface
of abdomen pale. Forewiug with the inner half of medial area and
the terminal area darker brown ; a pale highly -curved antemedial
line ; the medial area with white points on costa ; a pale postmedial
line with whitish marks on it, angled inwards in submedian fold ;
cilia with a whitish line through them. Hindwing very dark brown
with oblique whitish medial line almost obsolete except between
veins 5 and 1 ; cilia whitish, dark at base.

9 Paler yellow-brown ; forewing narrower and uniform yellow-
brown except for traces of the pale postmedial line ; hindwing with
the pale line more developed and diffused.

Expanse 24 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
Hcib. Upper Amur.

HYDROCAMPINiE.
(17a.) Parthenodes sutschana, n. sp. (Stgr. MS.)

9 Head and thorax rufous slightly mixed with white ; legs white,
the tarsi ringed with brown ; abdomen rufous with whitish bands
at base of segments, and dark lines at extremities. Forewing rufous
suffused with black-brown on ante- and postmedial areas ; an indis-
tinct whitish antemedial line acutely angled outwards in cell and
submedian fold and inwards on median nervure and vein 1, with a
white spot beyond it on costa ; a small white-edged oblique wedge-
shaped postmedial spot on costa with the dark postmedial line arising
from it, white-edged in places, strongly incurved between veins
7 and 4, then incurved and sinuous to inner margin ; a dark-edged
maculate white subterminal line dentate inwards on veins 7, 6, then
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before it ; a dark line through the cilia. Hindwing white with
patch of dark brown on basal area in and below cell ; the ante- and
postmedial lines brown, sinuous, conjoined above tomus, the former
defined by white on inner side and arising from middle of cell, the
latter defined by white on outer side and angled inwards below costa,
some rufous suffusion before it conjoined to a discoidal spot ; the
terminal area dark brown with maculate sinuous subterminal white
line ending on termen before tomus ; a dark terminal line and line
through the cilia.
Expanse 24 millim.

Type in ColL Staudinger.
Hah. Amurland, Sutschau.

(3a.) Stenia ferrealis, n. sp.

^ Ferruginous brown ; palpi white at base ; frons white at sides ;
antennsQ ringed with white ; abdomen banded with white ; pectus,
legs and ventral surface of abdomen partly white. Forewing irrorated
with white ; a white point at base ; a waved white antemedial line
angled outwards on vein 1 ; a waved white postmedial line bent
outwards between veins 6 and 3, then retracted to below end of cell
and angled outwards in submedian fold ; a series of small white
spots just before termen ; cilia paler at tips. Hindwing duller
ferruginous brown ; cilia pale at tips.

Expanse 20 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
ffal. Armenia, Mardin.

(6a.) * Stenia JlavipuTictalis, n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 8.)

(J Head, thorax and forewing dark reddish-brown with the bases
of the scales pale ; palpi orange below ; antennoa with the raised
scales whitish. Forewing with a prominent orange discoidal spot ;
faint traces of a curved postmedial line ; cilia black-brown ; abdomen
and hindwing black-brown.

Expanse 26 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
Eab. Spain, Algarbien (Korb).

PYRAUSTINiE.
(5a.) * Entephria tylostegalis, n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 6.)

(J Forewing on underside with fringe of large curved scales in
cell arising from subcostal nervure, and fovea on upperside.



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Ochreous, head, tegiilaa, patagia and thorax with patches of black ;
tibiae and tarsi ringed with black ; abdomen with dorsal and ventral
black patches except on terminal segments. Forewing with black
marks at base ; a sub-basal fuscous band from below costa to inner
margin ; a curved antemedial band ; some dark marks round the
fovea ; the postmedial line curved from costa to vein 5, then out-
wardly oblique to vein 2 on which it is retracted to lower angle of
cell, vdth a broad area of fuscous suffusion on its inner side, below
the cell conjoined to suffusion beyond the antemedial band ; the
terminal area with patches of fuscous from below costa to vein 3
and from angle of postmedial line to tomus ; a terminal series of
black points. Hindwing with the basal area paler ; a sub-basal
fuscous mark on inner area ; a discoidal point ; conjoined postmedial
and subtemiinal fuscous maculate patches from vein 6 to inner margin
at middle and tomus ; a subterminal patch from costa to vein 3 ; a
terminal series of black points ; both wings with dark line at base of
cilia.

Expanse 24 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.

Hab. Amurland, XJssuri ; Western China.

Resembles the species of the genus Nacoleia, sect
Tylostega in pattern and in structure except palpi.



(6.) * TaUdia strigiferalis, n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 30.)

(J Forewing without tuft of scales from base of median nervure.

Pale ochreous ; fore femora striped with black, the tibia banded
with black ; abdomen with fine ventral black streak except on
terminal segments. Forewing with basal black point ; antemedial
blackish spots in and below cell and on inner margin, the one below
the cell nearer the base ; spots in middle of cell and on discocellulars ;
a series of short black streaks excurved round end of cell, then
incurved to middle of inner margin ; a subterminal series of points
excurved from costa to vein 3, then bent inwards to below end of
cell with dark mark beyond it near tomus ; traces of some fuscous
streaks in terminal interspaces. Hindwing paler and semihyaline
with indistinct curved subterminal series of dark points and slight
dark marks on termen towards tornus.

Expanse 24 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
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(10a.) * PUocrods contortalis, n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 11.)

(J Hind tibise with fringes of hair on each side towards extremity,
the first joint of tarsus with thick tuft above ; thorax with tuft of
long hair from below origin of forewing and shorter tuft from below
hindwing, the fringe of patagia extending beyond metathorax.

Head and thorax yellowish -white, palpi at sides, frons above and
patagia rufous ; legs above and tufts on hind legs rufous ; abdomen
rufous with dorsal series of whitish spots and lateral white line.
Forewing pale yellow, the veins and margins rufous ; an indistinct
sub-basal line angled above inner margin ; a rufous antemedial line
oblique from costa to vein 1, where it is obtusely angled ; a point in
middle of cell and large discoidal lunule conjoined to costal fascia ;
the postmedial Jine oblique from costa to above vein 6 where it is
acutely angled, then incurved, at vein 5 excurved and crenulate to
vein 2, then retracted to discoidal lunule, then running to inner
margin with an acute tooth in submedian fold ; dark points on costa
towards apex ; the terminal band expanding below vein 2. Hind-
wing semihyaline yellowish-white ; a rufous fascia on inner area
from middle to termen ; the terminal area rufous from costa to
submedian fold above which it runs inwards to lower angle of cell ;
a minutely waved dark rufous line from lower angle of cell round a
hyaline spot beyond the cell up to vein 5 with some yellow spots in
the interspaces beyond it ; the cilia dark rufous to submedian fold.
Expanse 36 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
ITab. Amurland, Ussuri.
Resembles Chalcidoptcra rufiliTicalis, Swinh., from India.

(7a.) ^JSvergestis lichenalisy n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 20.)

(J Head and thorax dark brown with a few white scales ; palpi at
base of 1st and 2nd joints, basal joint of antenna3, and a streak on
upperaide of shaft white ; abdomen white tinged with brown. Fore-
wing dark brown; a white streak on base of median nervure ; a broad
oblique white antemedial band mixed with brown scales, bent inwards
to costa, diflfused on inner side where there are some blackish marks,
and defined on outer side by a blackish line ; dark points in and
beyond upper angle of cell ; a minutely dentate black postmedial
line, dentate outwards at vein 6, and below vein 3 strongly incurved,
with a large patch of white suffusion before and beyond it from costa
to vein 3, and defined by white on each side towards inner margin ;
a white subterminal line from vein 5 to inner margin, incurved below
vein 3 ; some white on termen and a series of points ; cilia brown



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intersected with white. Hind wing white tinged with brown ; a
curved dark postmedial line from costa to vein 2, where there is a dark
point beyond it on a whitish patch ; a terminal brown baud broad at
costa, narrowing to a point at vein 2 ; a terminal series of brown
points ; cilia white with brownish spots near base and a brown patch
at middle.
Expanse 32 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.

Hah. Central Asia, Saisan.

Differs from E. vegetalis principally in the broad white
antemedial band with nearly straight outer edge, and the
large white patch on the costal half of postmedial line.

(8a.) * Phlyctsenodes leitcalis, n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 14.)

i Head and thorax pale olive-brown ; palpi below and sides of
frons white ; abdomen white tinged above with pale olive-brown.
Forewing white tinged with pale olive-brown ; an indistinct oblique
waved white line from middle of cell to inner margin ; traces of a
discoidal spot ; a minutely waved white postmedial line, obliquely
incurved below vein 3 ; an indistinct minutely waved subterminal
line ; an indistinct terminal band with waved inner edge. Hind wing
white ; a curved pale olive-brown postmedial line from costa to
Bubmedian fold ; a diffused terminal band from apex to vein 2, and a
fine terminal line.

Expanse 32 millim.

Type in ColL Staudinger.
Hob. Caucasus, Chwalinsk.

(8a.) * Phlydmnodes draminealis, n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 22.)

i Head and thorax pale ochreous yellow ; palpi at sides and
frons tinged with brown ; abdomen whitish. Forewing pale yellow ;
the basal half of costal edge brown ; a very indistinct pale brown
antemedial line, oblique from costa to submedian fold where it is
angled ; the postmedial line distinct, broad, slightly excurved from
costa to vein 3, then oblique ; an indistinct oblique subterminal line.
Hindwing white tinged with ochreous; pale brownish postmedial
aud subterminal lines from costa to submedian fold.

Expanse 32 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
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Differs from P. twrhidalis in the forewing being more
uniform and brighter yellow, and neither wing having the
fine dark terminal line.



(19a.) * Phlydmnodes pfueon^uralis, n. sp,
(Plate III, fig. 12.)

9 Pure white ; palpi at sides, irons, antenna, stripes on shoulders
and legs and bands on terminal half of abdomen dark brown. Fore-
wing with the costal edge and veins streaked with hrown ; a brown
antemedial line oblique to submedian fold where it is angled ; a
point in middle of cell and discoidal lunule ; the postmedial line
excurved from costa to vein 3, then strongly incurved and in
submedian fold diffused inwards to the antemedial line ; a waved
subterminal line and fine dark terminal line. Hindwing with post-
medial series of short dark streaks on the veins from costa to vein 2 ;
a similar terminal series connected hy fuscous towards apex ; a fine
dark terminal line.

Expanse 34 millim.

ffab. Siberia, Erasnowodsk.
Type in ColL Staudinger.

Differs from P, ckUhralis chiefly in the postmedial line
of forewing being strongly incurved to costa.

(21a.) * Phlyctasnodes rhdbdalis, n. sp. (Plate III, fig. 4.)

Head and thorax pale olive-brown and yellowish- white ; abdomen
white with obscure fuscous band. Forewing yellowish-white with
yellowish and pale olive-brown faaciee on costal area and median
nervure ; a prominent olive-brown streak in suhmedian fold from
near base to postmedial line towards which it expands ; a streak on
inner margin ; an elliptical spot in middle of cell and discoidal lunule ;
short streaks on veins 2, 3, 4 to the fine postmedial line which is
ohlique from costa to vein 3, then incurved, often more or less
interrupted ; a subterminal band bent outwards to apex and not
quite reaching inner maigin ; a terminal line ; cilia white with
brown lines at base and near tips. Hindwing white tinged with
brown on inner area and towards the curved postmedial line ; an
almost terminal band, a terminal line and line at base of cilia.

Expanse 26 millim.

Type in Coll. Staudinger.
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Differs from P. comptalis in the antemedial line of
forewing being obsolete and the subterminal band not
excurved at middle to termen.



(40a.) * Phlyctmnodes mbhyalinalis, n. sp.

Head and thorax white mixed with olive-brown ; antennad ringed
white and olive-brown ; abdomen white with indistinct brown bands.
Forewing white, thickly irrorated with large olive-brown scales ; a
white patch at base of inner area ; the antemedial line white angled
outwards in submedian fold ; the medial area lees thickly irrorated
leaving an olive point in middle of cell, a large discoidal spot, and



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