- 2 species
- One species found in the new world tropics
- 1 species widespread common in the African tropics.
- Fairly large, big-eyed species, entirely pale brown turning red with maturity, with
- Distinctive hindwing markings being a large brown patch in the inner part and mirrored by a patch of white pruinosity on the outer part of the wing
- Recognised by milky-white wing hindwing band-like markings standing out when perching or in flight.
- Females deposit eggs in flight on a submerged substrate (usually a leaf), typically the female turns around before each downward swoop This behaviour gave reason to the vernacular name.
Habitat and behaviour
- Hanging in dense vegetation during the day, it is active at dawn, dusk and before rain, flying erratically over standing water
- The milky-white wing markings standing out in near-darkness
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A selection of images