Type species: velutina
The type species is one of the largest in the Oriental tropics. The
forewing facies is characteristic, with a darker submarginal curved round
parallel to the margin, and the area basal to this divided by an oblique line
with an angle subapically as illustrated. The fore tibia has a distal white
patch as in Thosea and allies. The antennae are bipectinate over the
basal two fifths. The palps are directed anteriorly, the second segment with a
deep 'keel' of scales.
The male genitalia are typical of the ground plan limacodid but the
aedeagus is relatively very long and is expanded apically with a slender spine
directed somewhat basad from the expanded portion.
In the female the ductus is spiralled and extends perhaps three times
the length of the abdomen; the part basal to the ductus seminalis is sclerotised
and almost half the length of the abdomen. The bursa is bisignate.
The larva is
described in the specific description.
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