Type species: aculeata Guenée.
Synonym: Anteia Meyrick (type species ithygramma Meyrick,
The fasciation consists of three transverse, entire if diffuse bands
overlain by striae set at a slight angle to the bands. The hindwing has a
symmetrical angle and submarginal black spot at vein M3.
The male genitalia are unusual amongst Uraniidae in having a weak gnathus. The juxta lacks distal or lateral lobes, being simple, oblong,
strap-like. The ventral margin of the valve is strongly convex, much longer than
the costal margin. The latter bears a central triangular flap set just
interiorly from the edge.
In the female the bursa is narrow, elongate, longer than the ductus, and
with a small, ovate scobinate signum subbasally. The genus is distributed
through the Indo-Australian tropics to as far east as New Caledonia (Holloway,
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