Type species: antica Walker, Sri Lanka.
Synonyms: Antipha Walker (type species costalis Walker,
Sri Lanka); Utidava Walker (type species incomptaria Walker, Sri
The genus currently contains two species (the generic types) from the
Indian Subregion, but a few Sundanian species are similar to these in facies and
male genitalia characters. The moths are grey with deep, rather rounded
forewings with angled fasciae and black marginal spots, irregular in size.
The male abdomen has tymbals. In the genitalia, the uncus is long,
slender and the saccus moderate. The tegumen is relatively broad, with well
developed bands of thickening. The valves are diagnostic, very shallow
centrally, but with acute processes well separated from each other dorsally and
ventrally, the ventral ones very small in the generic type species. The aedeagus
vesica has a single distal cornutus.
The female (antica) has dense scale tufts on the expanded
intersegmental area. Segment 8 and the ovipositor lobes are rather compressed
together, but the ductus is broadly funnel-like and setose.
Moore (1883) illustrated and described the larva of the type species. It
is blackish brown, thicker centrally, and with short setae on the verrucae.
There is a transverse pale pink line between segments A2 and A3.
As well as the Bornean species below, Schintlmeister (1994) illustrated
two further species that are congeneric: L. vertiginosa van Eecke comb.
n. (Sumatra, Java) and L. morawae van Eecke comb. n.
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