Type species: sanguinaria
Moore, India (see Fletcher, 1979, for commentary on this versus diffusaria
In facies, species
of Synegiodes resemble a number of baptine ennomine genera such as Synegia
Guenée and Yashmakia Warren (see Holloway, 1993), but can be
distinguished by the small white-pupilled hindwing discal spot. The fasciation
is oblique, broad, sometimes interrupted, grey or pinkish on yellow, orange or
fawn ground colour.
In the male genitalia there are massive socii flanking the uncus, which
is usually rather small, digitate (though the ensemble is more compact in the
type species). The valves are very narrow, with the sacculus ending in a small
flap or spur centrally on the ventral margin.
The female has the signum typical of the Timandrini but the sterigma is
much more simple than in Timandra. The apodemes of the eighth segment are
relatively short and broad.
The genus is restricted to the Oriental tropics and subtropics, and
extends no further to the south-east than Borneo.
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