GettaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionAll species of Getta are dark with transverse yellow or cream-colored forewing bands. The genus ranges from southern Mexico to Peru. Larvae feed on Passiflora (Astrophea).
CharacteristicsMale Getta spp. possess distinctive androconial brands on the ventral surface of the forewing near the anal margin, and the dorsal surface of the hindwing near the costal margin. Structures such as these do not occur in other Notodontidae.
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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- First online 12 August 2009
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Miller, James S. and Andrew V. Z. Brower. 2009. Getta http://tolweb.org/Getta/138576/2009.08.12 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 12 August 2009 (under construction).