Amerila fuscivena (Hampson)

Male. Fw length 26 mm; all wings pale brownish to ivory-coloured, weakly scaled; fw overall partly transparent but veins dark, and costa with a long areole extending from the base to one third of the total winglength, broad at base and gradually tapering distally; hw veins not darkened. Head, patagiae, tegulae, and thorax dorsally brownish ivory; tegulae with two black spots, one basally and another one distally; outer sides of femora and tibiae brownish ivory, inner sides of femora and tibiae, as well as tarsi pinkish red. Abdomen dorsally brownish ivory, the terminal half suffused with pinkish red.
Female. Unknown.
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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 not pointed. Valvae large, oval-shaped, distally rounded; outer surface without extrusible coremata; inner sclerotized process short and strongly bent, with a group of larger spines at the outer side of its base. Vesica distally with two large, straight, parallel cornuti which are not fused at their base.
East Africa; Uganda.
This distinctive species is only known from the male holotype.
Rhodogastria fuscivena Hampson, 1916: 240. Holotype male (examined): Uganda. Toro. Mpanga Forest. 4,800 ft. 16.xi.1911. S.A.Neave. 1912-204. / Rhodogastria fuscivena type male Hmpsn. / Type, H.T. / Arctiidae genitalia slide No. 4371 [BMNH; abdomen dissected]. Type locality: UGANDA: Toro, Mpanga Forest.