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Head. Ivory band on the anterior marign of crown present, continuous. Antennal flagellum regular, tapering to final diameter in basal third. Antennal ledges in dorsal view not protruding.

Thorax. Anterior part of pronotum yellow or orange spots inconspicuous or absent. Anepisternum white. Lateral black maculae on mesonotum empty inside, indistinct, or absent.

Wings. Forewing veins darker than background, costal area usually reddish. Apical cells of forewing membranous, entirely hyaline. R vein bordering the first anteapical cell black. Brochosome spots on female forewings (present only during egg-laying in some species) absent or unknown.

Legs. Posterior surfaces of mesofemur and metafemur yellow to red. Anterior surface of metatibia with short hairs immediately dorsally of anteroventral macrosetal row or without hairs dorsally of anteroventral macrosetal row. Anteroventral row of macrosetae on female metatibia slightly elongated and curved or not, same as in male.

Abdomen. Red area on caudal abdominal terga present on terga VII + VIII + extends to pygofer & anal tube.

Male Genitalia. Subgenital plate with light and dark pattern. Lateral process of aedeagus in lateral view strongly recurved posterad. Caudal process of aedeagus in lateral view longer than half aedeagal shaft, but not reaching apex. Lateral process of aedeagus in caudal view strongly recurved posterad. Caudal process of aedeagus in caudal view thickest at the base, gradually narrowing towards apex. Apices of caudal processes of aedeagus in caudal view converging or crossed. Bases of caudal processes of aedeagus in caudal view separated. Pair of lateral dentiform processes on aedeagal shaft in caudal view present. Male pygofer lobes dorsocaudally rounded. Sensilla on inner surface of pygofer dorsocaudally absent. Apex of aedeagal shaft in caudal view membranous along midline.

Female Genitalia. Female sternum VIII consists of single plate (=lateral plates broadly fused). Sclerotized plates of sternum VIII distinctly longer than broad or triangular or completely fused. Lateral margin of sclerotized plates of sternum VIII entire. Anterolateral fold of sclerotized plates of sternum VIII absent or membranous, incospicuous. Posterior margin of sternum VIII with hemispherical bulge medially. Sclerotized plates of sternum VIII anteriorly narrowed or attenuated or fused anteriorly. Sclerotized plates of sternum VIII diverging posteriorly. Inner posterior angle of each sclerotized plate of sternum VIII not produced.

Distribution. Mexico, Central America.

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R. Rakitov, S. Krishnankutty, and D. Dmitriev

Source: 3I Interactive Keys and Taxonomic Databases

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