Type species: epelys Prout.
The male antennae are prismatic, and the forewing venation is also
consistent with that of the Lithinini; below, the hindwing discal spot is large
and conspicuous, that of the forewing obscure. The fasciation of the wings
differs from that of most lithinines in being irregularly dentate, transverse
rather than oblique. The male hind tibia encloses a hair pencil.
The male abdomen has a comb of setae on sternite 3. The genitalia lack socii, there is no
furca, but the costal area is distinctively folded
longitudinally. The gnathus terminates with a dorsal ridge of spines. The saccus
is bilobed. The aedeagus vesica is long, tubular, terminating in a broad,
blade-like cornutus. The female genitalia have a basal, sclerotised, laterally
scrolled zone to the ductus which is distally long, weakly spiralled, with a
longitudinal sclerotised zone in the spiral with spines that increase in size
distally. The bursa is oval, rugose all over the interior surface.
The single species was originally described in the Philippines montane
genus Arctoscelia Warren, but does not share the definitive features of
that genus (Holloway, 1984b).
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