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Anoba Walker

Type species: trigonoides Walker, Brazil.

Arctinia Möschler (type species diffumata Möschler, Surinam); Baxagha Walker (type species serpentina Walker, South Africa = plumipes Wallengren); Bessacta Warren (type species polyspila Walker, India, Bangladesh); Galapha Walker (type species anguliplaga Walker, South Africa = atriplaga Walker), praeocc.; Tephrias Wallengren (type species plumipes Wallengren, South Africa).

As indicated in the tribal description,
Anoba is much in need of revision, so a firm definition of the genus is not presented here. Bornean representation consists of two members of the Bessacta group that has a characteristic forewing pattern as described below and, in the male genitalia, a long, rod-like dorsal process to the uncus, and a new anobine of uncertain generic placement.

Bell (MS) reared
polyspila, the type species of Bessacta, in India. The larva is very elongate, with prolegs absent from A3 and reduced on A4. There is a slight dorsal tumidity on A8. The head is a dull, rich green, the surface pilose with short, erect, dark hairs. Similar hairs arising from dark dots coat the body, which also green, speckled darker, with a dark dorsal spot anteriorly on each segment. The spiracles are thinly rimmed black, and there is a broad white spiracular band that is tinged pink on T1 around the spiracle. The ventrum is a rich green with a central yellow tinge.

The larvae rest stretched on stems and twigs, moving with a highly looping gait. Pupation is in a silken cell between leaves, often on the ground. The pupa has a very slight, thin, white waxy bloom.

The host plant was
Dalbergia (Leguminosae).

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