Type species: martiata Guenée.
The ground colour is yellow, the wings finely striated and fasciated
with reddish brown, most strongly in a transverse hindwing medial that is
contiguous with the oblique postmedial fascia on the forewing. The latter is
interrupted, recurring as a short bar at the costa in a much more basal
position, together with an antemedial bar; there is a faint discal bar. The male
antennae are filiform, very weakly serrate.
The structure and setation of the valves of the male genitalia suggests
the genus might be associated tentatively with the major group of genera: the
valve costa has a central angular process also. But the ventral part of the
valve is expanded into a semicircular lobe fringed with long setae, and the
uncus is complex: scobinate, with a slender pseudouncus dorsally. The aedeagus
is strongly flexed. In the female, the ductus is very slender, as is the
pyriform, longitudinally crinkled bursa. The signum is a single, longitudinal,
narrow ridge-like sclerotisation that is almost half as long as the bursa.
The genus contains the type species only.
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