A distinct, self-supporting group to be distinguished by its general pattern and genitalia.
The underside of the hind wing has a subbasal band of red spots divided by the veins. The rest of the wing is made up of yellow stripes The underside of the forewing is entirely grey and/or white.
There are a large number of subspecies attached to this group, and it is assumed that this is due to it being one of the more primitive groups of the genus.
The group is widespread, to be found from Taiwan and China to India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo and the Philippines.