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The first mention of this tribe located is by Warren (1894), who earlier (Warren, 1893) included the type genus Plutodes Guenée in Deiliniinae. 

Both male and female antennae are broadly unipectinate. In the forewing of the type genus R1 arises from Rs well distal from the cell and remains independent. In Archiplutodes Warren and Microplutodes Gen. n. it arises from the cell just subapically and anastomoses with Sc for a short distance before diverging from it. 

The wings have a pale yellow ground colour, marked with bands or patches in reddish brown or grey. Micronissa Swinhoe has similar antennal and venation features but a more 'microniine' facies. 

In the male abdomen, sternite 3 lacks a setal comb. The valves in the type genus have a weakly defined costa, uniform but sparse setation over the interior face of the rest of the lamina, and a large and subbasal spur or other spining on the sacculus. The uncus is slender, digitate, apically spatulate or acute. There are weak, setose, lobe-like socii. The aedeagus vesica is globular with a distal row of large cornuti. Archiplutodes has genitalia as in Plutodes, but Microplutodes has them strikingly modified: the valves are narrowed asymetrically, often sickle-like, without saccular ornamentation; the socii are prominent; the tegumen bears processes in some species, the aedeagus is small, slender, curved, sclerotised but without prominent cornuti in the vesica. 

The female genitalia are characterised by absence of a definite signum, but presence of general scobination, though this is sometimes restricted to small fields (Microplutodes).

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