species: automedon Walker.
Species in this genus resemble those of the Theretra and Hippotion group
in forewing facies, but have the margin of the forewing more or less
angled, the hindwing margins crenulate, and irregular, more sinuous
forewing fasciation, particularly in the apical zone where the fasciae
become zig-zag, often with white elements.
In the male genitalia the uncus, gnathus and valve are structured much as
in the Theretra group and other typical macroglossines. The aedeagus has
an apical process with, usually, two arms flexed back and apically spined
as in some preceding genera and many of the Theretra group. These
structures have been illustrated for numerous macroglossines by Rothschild
& Jordan (1903) and for several Panacra by Dupont & Roepke (1941).
The larva is tapered anteriorly, swollen from T3 over A1, with a pair of
dorsolateral ocellar markings on the latter segment. The majority of
host-plant records are from the family Araceae. The genus is predominantly
Oriental but extends into the Papuan Subregion (D'Abrera, 1986: 134).
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