PolyptychiaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionA sexually dimorphic South American genus, occurring on the Guiana Shield and in Amazonia. Larvae feed on Passiflora (Astrophea). Miller (2009) notes a third, undescribed species from Rond˘nia, Brazil.
CharacteristicsPolyptychia spp. are the only dioptines with white, hairlike androconial scales on the hind femora and tibiae, and also in two patches of androconial scales on the forewings (of males). The forewing venation of both sexes is also distinctive (Miller 2009).
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
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Miller, James S. and Andrew V. Z. Brower. 2009. Polyptychia http://tolweb.org/Polyptychia/138578/2009.08.12 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 12 August 2009 (under construction).