Type species: aureata Moore.
This genus was reviewed by Holloway (1991), with presentation of a
phylogenetic analysis. It is the most robust of the eutoeine genera, with the
basal two thirds of each wing pale, dull, rather translucent yellow, and the
distal third with a medium, rich brown border. The forewing is bifalcate,
apically pale. There is some sexual dimorphism, the male having the hindwing
margin crenulate, the female having a marked angle at vein M3. The brown borders
to the wings are broader in the female, the interior boundaries of the border
less regular. The male antennae are ciliate.
In the male genitalia the valve has a lobe between the two arms as in Eutoea
and Luxiaria: this is diagnostically elongate such that the two arms
are well separated. The ventral arm of the valve is bilaterally asymmetrical in
most species. The aedeagus vesica has two opposed, elongate, reversed cornuti,
one ligulate, the other narrow with a weak subapical barb.
The female genitalia have the bursa with the basal half sclerotised,
fluted, scobinate, funnel-like. There is no signum.
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