Amerila aldabensis (Fryer)

Male. Fw length 17-18 mm; fw pale grey, largely transparent, along outer and inner margin slightly more densely scaled, but apex distinctly dark greyish brown; hw pale greyish ivory, weakly scaled. Head, thorax and base of abdomen dorsally pale grey; tegulae with a single faint black spot basally; outer sides of femora and tibiae pale greyish ivory, inner sides of femora, tibiae, and tarsi yellow. Abdomen dorsally yellow, ventrally pale greyish white, without obvious androconial organs.
Female. As male, abdomen dorsally somewhat more greyish ivory coloured, yellow only towards the tip.

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Male genitalia
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view on leftside of vinculum and valva, lateral view inner side of right valva tegumen/uncus, dorsal view aedeagus with vesica everted
Uncus short, triangular, distally blunt. Valvae small, distally rounded, outer surface with long, extrusible, hirsute, tube-like coremata; inner sclerotized process short and smooth, strongly bent at its base and continuing straight except for a hook-like, pointed tip. Vesica distally with two small, straight, parallel cornuti fused at their base.
Seychelles; only recorded from Assumption Island.
Rhodogastria aldabrensis Fryer, 1912: 6. Lectotype male (here designated): Seychelle Islands, Percy Sladen Trust Expedition, 1913-170. / Assumption I., R.P.Dupont.1909. / Type sp. male, Rhodogastria aldabrensis JF Fryer / Type [BMNH].Type locality: SEYCHELLES: Assumption Island.
Additional material examined. Seychelles: Assumption I., 1910 (1
male, 1 female, paralectotypes, BMNH).