Type species: caudata Fabricius.
The facies of Strophidia is as in the previous genus, but the
male and female abdomen have distinct features. Sternites 4 to 7 have paired,
triangular apodemes, and the anterior lateral angles of the tergites are also
somewhat produced. The uncus prongs are angled outwards. The valves are narrow,
with a weak, angular process on the costa. The juxta has strong distal lobes but
no lateral ones.
The female has a long, slender ductus and a somewhat ovate bursa with a
central ovate zone of sparse, coarse scobination, the individual spines directed
The genus consists of only two species as
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