8 mm (n = 7) slightly dilated distally, white, suffused with pale brownish gray on basal area and anterior 4/5 of costal area, speckled with dark brown; sparse dark brown strigulae near to costa on basal 1/3 ; subbasal, antemedial and postmedian lines brownish gray, with golden luster, dark brown on dorsum; subbasal line rhomboid; postmedian line slender, sinuous on costal area; fringe dark brown with golden luster.
This species closely resembles Stachyotis epichrysa but can be distinguished from the latter in having the forewings with narrower subbasal, antemedian, and postmedian lines and a dark yellowish brown, semicircular patch along the terminal area; the male genitalia with shorter posterior processes on the uncus and upper apical portion of the valva tapering.
Setae on cercus: two sub-basal setae, longer and thinner than preapical setae; two very short postmedian
setae; two long preapical setae (Figs.
Immediately after preparation it became evident that this taxon was unknown to science because it had a unique doubled postmedian line of the forewing in combination with a large triangular forewing dot, white pronounced veins, and the overall dark greyish brown colour plus details of its male genitalic structures listed below.
is characterized by a double postmedian line and a creamy ochreous and dark brown pattern of the forewing, which it shares only with D.
Diagnosis: Airamanna is distinguished (1) by the complex system of dorsal forewing androconia comprised by postbasal, discoidal and postdiscal elements, (2) by an extensive ventral forewing blue reflector (sensu BALINT & FAYNEL, 2008) covering almost the whole wing surface in males and (3) by sexual dimorphism composed of ventral hindwing pattern unique for eumaine males with large intervenial black pigmental spots in structurally green coloured ground colour, plus ventral hindwing pattern commonplace for eumaeine females with median and postmedian
white lines crossing the wing from the costa towards the tornal area.
Diagnosis: whitish with dark and light brown: forewing with basal line double, dark brown; orbicular normal light brown and white annuli; medial line wide, dark brown with black border; reniform quadrate whitish and light brown; postmedian
line dentated, black and segmented; hindwing whitish with dark brown border; discal dark brown as an arrow head.
Forewing ground color pale yellow-brown, apex slightly falcate, with a small, obscure, irregular spot; termen slightly arched, curved near apex, fringe dark fuscous; inner margin slightly prominent at basal 1/3; antemedian fascia arched, short, near inner margin; discocellular and postmedian
fasciae wavy, postmedian
fascia with upper 1/2 liking a lying horizontally "V"; a bigger black spot at basal area and a smaller one at the end of the discal cell; submargin with a brown kidney-shaped spot.
The original description clearly refers to a sixth hind wing "ocellus" which is the tiny silvery spot at the anal margin between the postmedian
and median brown lines, visible in Fig.
Forewing ground color orange white, with more distinct 8-shaped postmedian
Forewing ground color brownish grey with yellowish brown spots, costa dark brown with yellow-brown patterns; apical costa with a distinct triangular black spot; mesial forewing with a pale blue kidney-shaped translucent spot, dorsum with some irregular yellow-brown patterns; postmedian
transverse line indistinct, nearly straight with distinct white dots at veins.
Forewing elongate; ground color light orange to grayish orange; costa nearly straight; apex more or less acute; basal 2/ 5 of wing light orange to grayish orange, with three shining metallic blue, longitudinal streaks; first streak along subcosta, narrowed to apex; 2nd median, dilated apically; 3rd shorter, runs between cell and dorsum; median line almost vertical, light orange, narrow, with blackish scales along proximal side; median zone trapezoidal between median and postmedian
line with oblique outer margin followed by a crescent blackish mark beyond upper corner of cell; a narrow leaden longitudinal streak between costa and [R.