Type species: divisaria Walker.
The facies of this genus is distinctive, with dark green patches on a
variegated grey ground. The male antennae are ciliate, and the tarsi of the
hind- legs are modified into a spine-like structure (Fig. 175).
In the male abdomen the pouch on sternite 2 is moderate. The eighth
sternite has cerata, usually symmetrical. In the genitalia the socii are only
moderately sclerotised, setose, and the valves are usually complex but
In the female the signum is expanded to the full length and breadth of
the bursa, the spines rather large.
The genus occurs at moderate diversity through the Old World tropics to
as far east as the Solomons. Host records are mostly from the Rubiaceae though
Barlow (1982) refers also to Verbenaceae for the type species.
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