Type species: viridata
Cacamoda Swinhoe (type species viridata).
Species of Dooabia are
like rather delicate, more lightly marked Paramaxates. The male antennae
are similarly smoothly filiform.
There are a number of
differences on the male abdomen. The eighth segment is much less heavily
modified except in D. puncticostata Prout where it resembles the
condition of Paramaxates. Coremata are absent from the bases of the
valves except in the new species where they are delicate with dark setae. The
saccus is strong, entire, not double looped. The socii are tapering, acute,
rather than digitate, and the gnathus is distally broader, not usually acute.
The aedeagus vesica is immaculate or at most with a single cornutus. Two of the
Bornean species have striking processes from the valve costa, as does the type
In the female genitalia
the ovipositor lobes are of the modified geometrine type, and there is a
bicornute signum in the bursa. The lamellae vaginales are often strongly
modified e.g. a U-shaped sclerotisation of the lamella antevaginalis in the type
The genus is thus rather
heterogeneous and may not represent a natural grouping. It is restricted to the
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