FAMILY BOMBYCIDAE
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Ernolatia Walker

Type species: signata Walker (= lida Moore).

The wings are a very pale yellow, with fasciae weak only. The uncus of the male genitalia is undivided, the valves very short, almost vestigial, the aedeagus is shorter than in other members of the group, the vesica scobinate. The eighth sternite is distinctive, bearing two widely separated, slender posterior processes laterally that have an interior subapical spur. The eighth tergite is small, simple. In the female the apophyses of the ovipositor lobes are long, those of segment eight very short.


The larva has small excrescences on T2, A2 and A5, and a horn on A8 (Roepke, 1924).

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