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Metallaxis Prout

Type species: semiustus Swinhoe.

In facies, species of Metallaxis resemble those of Symmacra and Dithecodes, but with large ochreous and reddish patches on both wings.

In the genitalia (only males of the type species have been located) the uncus is rod-like, apically bulbous, the valves apically bilobed or tapering and with a convolute process in the centre of the costa.

Typically this genus is Oriental, but three Madagascar species are also currently included. M. semipurpurascens Hampson (N.E. Himalaya, Hong Kong) is misplaced, having characteristically scopuline male genitalia.

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