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Organopoda Hampson

Type species: carnearia Walker, Sri Lanka.

In facies Organopoda species resemble those of the Cyclophora/Perixera complex of genera discussed on Cyclophora Hübner , with enlarged discal markings on a fasciated, pale dull red ground. Organopoda males can be distinguished by the presence of a straw-coloured hair-pencil on the hind-tibia.

The male genitalia are typically rhodostrophiine with a long, setose uncus and apically acute gnathus. The valves are small, modified strongly along the costa. The aedeagus is small, narrow.

Females have a long ductus bursa leading to a narrow, sclerotised ostium. The lamellae vaginales are variably modified, and there is sometimes a hood-like structure associated with the ostium. The bursa is elongate, and lightly scobinate throughout, more intensely sclerotised and spined in a signum in the basal half that consists of two adjacent depressions.

The larva of the type species is illustrated in Sugi (1987). It is slender, a uniform emerald green except for whitish edging laterally in the thoracic area. In Japan it feeds on Machilus (Lauraceae).

The genus ranges from the Oriental tropics and subtropics east to Queensland and the Bismarck Is. There are four species in Borneo.

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