species: emilia Boisduval (= testacea Walker).
The forewing margin is strongly convex apart from slight falcations at
apex and tornus. The hindwing tornus is somewhat produced, The body and
basal half of the forewings are a more or less uniform dark, but often
vivid, green. The distal half of the forewing is divided into sectors of
varying shades of green, radiating irregularly from a point more or less
at the centre of the irregular submarginal.
In the male genitalia the uncus and gnathus are long and narrow, the other
structures typically macroglossine.
The larva is somewhat smerinthine in shape, but with a subdorsal line and
no oblique bars. The pupa is formed in a rough cocoon on the surface of
the soil and produces a dull knocking sound when alarmed. Host-plants are
in the family Loganiaceae.
The genus contains one widespread Indo-Australian species, one endemic to
New Guinea and two endemic to the Solomon Is. (D'Abrera, 1986: 138).
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