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This concept embraces those genera sometimes referred to Calothysanini (e.g. Hausmann, 1993; Vives-Moreno, 1996), based on a misconception of the genus Calothysanis Hübner. This is a junior synonym of Scopula Schrank rather than a senior synonym of Timandra Duponchel. Timandrini would anyway have priority over Calothysanini (See Sterrhinae). Should the tribe be combined with the Cosymbiini, then Timandrini has priority over both Zonosomini and Cosymbiini (and indeed Cyclophorini if attributed to Warren).

Typically (Timandra and Synegiodes Swinhoe) the male antennae are strongly bipectinate, and the hind tibia bears no scent pencil or other modified scaling. The oblique fasciation is often stronger on the underside. The hindwing discal spot is white-centred as in other Sterrhinae.

In the male abdomen the second sternite is usually more strongly sclerotised, but is not pouched or markedly setose. In the male genitalia the valves are elongate, sometimes cleft and highly complex. The uncus is flanked by broad socii, massive in Synegiodes.

The female genitalia have a distinctive signum in the generally rugose bursa, consisting of a triangular pouch directed distally, with a longitudinal ridge running from the apex. Within the pouch the rugosity is more intense. A similar structure occurs in Cosymbiini (Cyclophora Hübner) and in the Rhodometrini (See Sterrhinae). The ovipositor lobes are densely granulose amongst the setae.

Synegiodes can definitely be assigned to the tribe, but the inclusion of Traminda is only tentative. There are some similarities in facies and in larval features, and lack of a pupal girdle precludes inclusion in the Cosymbiini. However, the genus lacks all the specific features of the genitalia mentioned above and has several peculiarities of its own: the elongation of the central bulge of the tympanic ansa may indicate affinity with the Rhodometrini (See Sterrhinae).

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