NEW GENERA AND SPECIES OF TROPICAL CRAMBINAE (STUDIES ON THE CRAMBINAE, LEPIDOPTERA, PYRALIDAE, PART 48) by STANISLAW BLESZYNSKI f Abstract Eleven new genera and 19 new species of tropical Crambinae are described. Thirty-nine new combinations are made and fifteen new synonyms are indicated. One species is transferred from Schoenobiinae to Crambinae. Eleven species described in Crambinae are transferred to other sub-families of Pyralidae. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS BM — British Museum (Natural History), London CSIRO — Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Division of Entomology, Canberra PM — Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris TM — Musée Royale de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren SB — Stanislaw Bleszynski slide — genitalia slide ZSBM — Zoologische Sammlung des Bayerischen Staates, Munich Pareromene incisella spec. nov. Ditomoptera minutali* Hampson, 1893, 111. Lep. Het. 9: 179 (in part) (type-locality: Ceylon, Nawala Pitia). Holotype cf : "Nawala Pitia, Ceylon; Coll. Green 91 — 26", slide 7484-BM (BM). Similar to Pareromene minutalis, but with termen of forewing deeply incised. cf genitalia (Fig. 1). Uncus with subapical patch of hairs; gnathos pointed; pars basalis, a long, slender arm with rounded apex; sacculus well demarcated from valva, with two pointed arms; cornuti absent. The problem of identity of P. minutalis is difficult to clarify. Both syntypes of this species have no abdomens. Hampson figured the $ syntype, labelled: "Nawala Pitia, Ceylon; Coll. Green 91 — 26", which is hereby selected as lectotype of minutalis. This $ has the termen of the forewing slightly incised, similar to specimens from India, Khasis, which are generally considered to be minutalis. The cf syntype has the termen of the forewing deeply incised and obviously is a distinct species; it is hereby selected as paratype of incisella. It is likely that the Khasis specimens are specifically distinct from the lectotype of minutalis, but this problem can be solved only by the discovery of more material from Ceylon.