Type species: recens Hübner, Europe.
Maes (1984a) described this genus for a Palaearctic species that
appeared misplaced in Orgyia, but generally resembled typical species of
that genus in facies, though with some distinction of dark patches basally at
the base of the forewing as in the Bornean species transferred to it here.
Riotte (1979) transferred recens to Teia Walker. The female is
flightless, with wings vestigial. The male of the Bornean species lacks tymbal
The diagnostic features are in the male genitalia, where the gnathus is
divided as in the previous two genera but on each side is developed into a
crescent-shaped sclerite that flanks the anal tube. The valves are triangular,
lacking a dorsal arm. The aedeagus of the type species has a spined, plate-like
cornutus, though this is not present in the Bornean species.
The female genitalia resemble those of Clethrogyna and lack a signum.
The larva of the type species is typically orgyiine and is illustrated
by Carter & Hargreaves (1986).
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