species: renosa Hübner, Java.
(type species renosa).
facies of this monobasic genus is described below. The position of the forewing
black patch is similar to that of the most distal one in Avatha. Many Avatha were described
the synonym of Anereuthina. The male has antennae that are robustly filiform,
sparsely ciliate, and the tibiae of all legs have scale tufts. The labial palps
are typically catocaline. The hindwing margin has a slight angle at CuA2.
eighth segment of the male abdomen is unmodified apart from shallow and widely
spaced apodemes on the tergite. The genitalia have the uncus apex of the ball
and claw type, and there is a scaphium. The juxta is an inverted ‘Y’ type. The
valves are rather paddle-like, with a moderate but slender harpe on the sacculus. The aedeagus vesica is small, globular. The female genitalia have the
ostium anterior to the eighth segment, with the posterior angles of the seventh
tergite and the apex of the reduced, triangular sternite surrounding it. The
ostium narrows into a slender, sclerotised ductus bursae that
leads to a pyriform corpus bursae of similar length. The corpus bursae contains some sparse and coarse scobination.
palm-feeding biology is unusual, as described below.
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