Type species: caelata Moore = advocataria Walker syn. n.
This genus and Strophidia Hübner share a facies consisting of
multiple, finely linear, composite transverse fasciae and a hindwing tail at M3
that is asymmetric, including the submarginal spotting, flexed slightly more
strongly towards the anterior. This characteristic of the hindwing tail is also
seen in the uraniine genera Urapteroides and Cyphura discussed
distinctive features in the male genitalia, notably a long, slender, curved
process extending dorsally from the base of the valve costa. There is a single
digitate process at the centre of the dorsal valve margin near the distal end of
the costal thickening. The juxta has prominent distal and lateral lobes.
In the female, the
ductus is only of moderate length, usually equal to the length of the corpus
bursae. The latter has strong signum consisting of a pair of sclerotised patches
bearing spines directed laterally away from the longitudinal axis separating
The three to four
species referred to below make up the genus.
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