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Pindara Moore

Type species: illibata Fabricius, India.

This genus contains four large, allopatric Indo-Australian species that range from India and Okinawa to the south-west Pacific (Holloway, 1979; Holloway & Miller, 2003).

The forewing facies is a rather uniform violet brown, with weakly paler, crenate fasciae and a prominent reniform. The trapezoidal mark is darker, variable in shape amongst the species. The male genitalia have a domed uncus or one with a superuncus. The valves are large, with a single corema. The valve processes have bilateral symmetry, with a bifid costal one and a somewhat separated rod-like saccular one. In the female, the antevaginal plate can be acutely bifid, broadly based, but short, with a slender, asymmetrically forked process by the ostium.

The larva of the type species is described below. The most easterly species,
P. prisca Walker, has been recorded as feeding on Decaspermum (Myrtaceae) by Robinson (1975) and Holloway & Miller (2003).

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