species: sthenoptera Swinhoe,
facies of all species in the genus is uniform with that of the type species, as
described below. The male antennae are very narrowly bipectinate, appearing more
so because of associated robust setae.
abdomen has the eighth sternite with a narrow ring of sclerotisation, laterally
oval, that supports a very weak corema; the ring has small lateral rods.
tergite has a narrow central sclerotisation that splays anteriorly into two
apodemes. The genitalia have a weak scaphium. The valves are narrow, with a
subapical angle to the costa and have a largely detached spine-like process
adjacent to the base of the costa. The saccus is relatively large and moderately
female has a very small and simple, unornamented ductus and bursa, with the
ostium at the anterior of the somewhat ring-like eighth segment.
species is the Oriental member of an otherwise Australasian genus which also
S. nebulosa Rothschild and S. metaplatys Hampson
from New Guinea and S.
from the Solomons. Nielsen et al. (1996) recorded metaplatys from
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