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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