Xenorma type species Phaeochlaena cytheris Druce, 1891James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionA mostly lowland neotropical genus ranging from southern Mexico to southern Brazil. Larvae have been reared from Cecropia (Urticales) (Miller, 2009).
CharacteristicsMiller (2009) diagnosed the genus by its labial palpi of moderate length, strongly curved and terminating in a pointed scale tuft. Scales on the frons point upwards, forming a prominent tuft between the bases of the antennae. Most species show an ovoid, yellowish or translucent forewing spot straddling the cubital vein. Antennae bipectinate.
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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