Proxenus Herrich-Schäffer. The genus Proxenus, stat. rev., was included within Athetis by Poole (1989) following European usage, most recently by Fibiger and Hacker (2007). The character on which the tribal name Athetiina is based, the complete loss of the uncus, is also taken to be the generic character in European works, similar to the thinking discussed for Acontia by Lafontaine and Poole (2010). The characters that separate Athetis and Proxenus are in Kononenko et al. (1989).