Tolpia sikkimi, Fibiger, 2007
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Tolpia sikkimi Fibiger, new species
( Plate 1 View PLATE 1 , figure 6; male genit. plate 12, figure 3)
Holotype: male, [ India], Sikkim, 2800 ft., -. vii.1895, leg. J. G. Pilcher, 97-31, genit. prep. 3090 M. Fibiger. Coll. BMNH.
Wingspan: 14 mm.
Transverse lines: brown, antemedial and postmedial line with a black spot on costa; subterminal line present but indistinct.
Terminal line: indicated by black dots between veins.
Reniform: indistinct, almost invisible.
Hindwing: blackish brown.
Underside: unicolorous brown.
Abdomen: brown; first segment with dorsal black crest; male with long blackish-brown anal tufts.
Saccus: short and rounded.
Tegumen: much longer than vinculum.
Tergite and sternite: indistinct.
Sacculus: with heavily sclerotised club-like process on dorsal right side.
Ampulla: asymmetrical, club-like; apically smoothly rounded on right valve; with a short quadrangular process on left valve.
Pollex : short, rounded, with long hair-like setae.
Digitus: (right valve) long, narrow, bent, pointed apically; (left valve) short, stout, tapered, thorn-like.
Juxta: higher than wide.
Anellus: fused with juxta; left side dorsally membranous, forming a full circle around position of phallus. Fultura superior: membranous.
Phallus: broadest by ductus ejaculatorius, coiling clock-wise, V-shaped, slight tapering towards apex; coecum broad.
The male genitalia resemble those of T. odor but differ in having a club-like ampulla, the process on both sides, the saccular process, and the shape of the phallus.
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