Type species: reversaria Walker.
The genus was discussed by Watson (1968). The species are small,
purplish grey, of typical 'hooktip' shape, with strong, straight postmedial
fasciae on both wings, that on the forewing oblique, acutely angled subcostally.
The male antennae are bipectinate to three-fifths, those of the female weakly
biserrate (Watson, 1968).
The male abdomen shows close relationships in features to that in Paralbara
Watson , such as the asymmetric seventh sternite (diagnostically
produced, with a hair tuft, on the right in Albara), widely divided
robust and setose lobes to the uncus, complex, somewhat divided valves (short
and broad in Albara) and arcuate aedeagus. Albara has a prominent
calcar-like structure associated with the juxta.
In the female the ostium is asymmetrically placed. The spherical bursa
lacks a signum, the ductus is moderately long and broad. The ovipositor lobes
are rounded, moderately densely setose.
The larva of the type species is described below.
Watson (1968) reviewed the generic limits, restricting these to the type
species. Since then, one new species has been added. The genus is entirely
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