Type species: argosticta
The facies of members of
this genus is similar to that of Comostolodes or, as in the case of the
type species, with the white punctae of the fasciation and margin not edged with
red, and with the postmedial strongly and irregularly curved. The taxa are
brought together on a combination of this facies type with the genitalic
The male genitalia have
a quadrifid uncal structure as in Comibaena, and a strong, serrate or
spined ornamentation of the valve costa. The aedeagus is small, slender, with
some obtuse spining along its length. In the female the bursa is small, on a
long, slender ductus in the type species, on a very short one in A.
inductaria Guenée comb. n. The ostium is central to the seventh segment as
in Comibaena but there is no posterior projection.
The biology of one of
the species is described below: it is typical of the Comibaeniti.
The genus consists of
two complexes that extend widely through the Indo Australian tropics, though the
typical complex does not occur west of Borneo.
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