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Head. Labial palpi dark, the third segment largely shorter than the two first. Frons dark, vertex white. Scape whitish. Antenna bipectinate, dark except the two first articles which are ochre.  Thorax. Collar white except a wide median dark spot on the anterior side. Tegulae white, hairy, with the internal side dark and the center marked with a wide dark spot. Dorsal side dark with a central white spot and the median axis whitish on the posterior side. Legs dark with some whitish spots.  Forewing. Length: 25 mmGround colour light beige, largely speckled with brown and ornamented with bands of white rounded spots underlined with brown.Basal band formed by an unique spot on the costa. Postbasal, antemedian, median, postmedian and subterminal bands formed by an alignment of white spots underlined with brown and intercalating between veins. Postbasal band broken. Antemedian formed by two white spots and two brown spots. Median band formed by two spots on the reniform spot. Postmedain almost straight and complete. Terminal band formed by irregular white spotssometimes fused with the sinuous subterminal spots.  Hindwing.White, semi-translucent; anal margin more densely scaled with brown scales. The fringe is checkered white and brownish from apex to vein CuA2.  Abdomen. Abdomen greyish.  Female genitalia. Pseudopapillae analeswholly fused. Papillae anales trapezoidandstrongly setose. Anterior apophysis straight, 1 mm in length.Posterior apophysis with a long basis, 1, 2 mm. Ductus bursaenarrow, non-sclerotized, reduced and wrinkled at the insertion with the corpus bursae. Corpus bursae large, ovoid, smooth without sigma.In its median area, insertion of a large ductus seminalis.  Male genitalia. Unknown.


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