Type species: ocellaris Walker.
Synonym: Allodaphnusa Huwe (type species fruhstorferi Huwe =
Elements of the wing pattern are similar to those of Marumba, the tornal
marking of the forewing being weaker and more ocellate. The forewing
itself is less falcate. Veins R2 and R3 are both present, sharing a common
The tongue is short, weak, the halves filiform and separate. The adult
resting posture is bombycid-like.
In the male genitalia the uncus is strongly bifid. The valve is small,
rounded, the inner surface concave with the ventral margin enclosing most
of the harpe.
The larva is strongly tuberculated, the head large and rounded, the horn
long and straight.
The genus contains one widespread Oriental species (D'Abrera, 1986: 83).
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