Type species: vivilaca Walker.
This genus includes several species from the Old World tropics that
share a uniform green ground colour to the upper surface of both wings, and
strong black discal spots. The male antennae are filiform, slightly serrate or
The Indo-Australian complex of species related most closely to vivilaca
(See Aplochlora vivilaca
Walker) has male genitalia as described in the tribal account. The
tubular aedeagus vesica bears a row of moderately robust cornuti and the eighth
abdominal segment is usually modified: in vivilaca the sternite is
triangular distally, with apical sclerotisation.
The female genitalia (vivilaca) have the ductus almost as long as
the bursa, a flattened tube, slightly sclerotised and finely scobinate. The
pyriform bursa contains a typical, stellate, mushroom-like signum at two thirds,
opposed by a band of scobinate, sclerotised corrugations that runs the length of
The biology of the type species is described below.
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