Type species: panopus Cramer.
Synonyms: Calymnia Walker (praeocc.) and Compsogene Rothschild & Jordan
(type species of both, panopus).
In recent literature the Oriental species have been referred to under
Compsogene, the name Amplypterus being applied to Neotropical taxa that
should now be placed in Adhemarius Oititica. The situation has been
clarified by Fletcher & Nye (1982).
The tongue is well developed, reaching the middle
of the abdomen. The cell of the hindwing is small. The forewings are
shades of fawn and buff, marked with dark brown in an irregular discal
spot, a basal zone, a diffuse straight postmedial band, a marginal band
that is broadest centrally and a subtornal blotch on the dorsum. The
hindwings are multiply fasciated brown on dull yellow or pink. The abdomen
is buff with a subdorsal row of small brown spots.
In the male genitalia the uncus is undivided, downcurved, apically blunt,
the gnathus apically rounded, marginally sinuous. The valve is large,
round, the harpe represented by a small ridge at right angles to the
ventral margin. The aedeagus has a small tooth on the sheath, and two
bristled, tongue-like projections apically.
The larva is greyish green with a yellowish subdorsal line and oblique
bands of the same colour. The pupa is elongate, the tongue case not
detached. Further details are given below. Several of the host-plants
recorded are Anacardiaceae.
Apart from the type species the genus also contains the rare A. mansoni
Clark, known from the N.E. Himalaya, Taiwan, Peninsular Malaysia and
Sumatra (D'Abrera, 1986: 52)
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