species: contraria Walker,
(type species brunnea Moore
antennae are bipectinate as in the previous genera, but the forewing distal
margin is smoothly curved or slightly angled. The forewings are various shades
of deep reddish brown, the fasciae irregularly darker, though with pale bluish
or white highlights in some specimens. The reniform is slightly paler than the
ground, bilobed. The hindwings are a more uniform dark brown, though with the
fringes paler from the tornus to a slight angle on the margin at CuA2 (this
feature is also seen very weakly in Falana).
abdomen has the eighth sternite broader than the tergite, the anterior margins
of both centrally excavate. The genitalia have the scaphium displaced distally
on the uncus, apically acute. The valves are more irregular in shape than in Falana but have a similarly well developed corema. The juxta
is also similar, with some resemblance to an inverted ‘V’ structure. The
saccus is longer and more broadly excavate. The aedeagus is slender, with a
narrow, scobinate vesica as in Falana.
female genitalia, the ostium is associated with the eighth segment, and the
seventh is unmodified. The ductus is long, narrow, beyond a short and slightly
broader, sclerotised basal section; the ductus seminalis attaches just distal to
corpus bursae is ovate to pyriform, with two longitudinal bands of scobination.
genus is found throughout the Indo-Australian tropics to as far east as the
Solomons, and all species are referred to in the accounts following; amisa
Swinhoe is transferred to Arthisma on p. 241.
(1965b) studied and illustrated the genus in relation to a few African taxa with
similar build, wing-shape and bipectinate male antennae, but concluded there was
no close relationship. The other taxa do not appear to be Scoliopterygini as
defined here. He illustrated the male genitalia of anomioides
Walker (as brunnea).
species of Savara is stated to feed on Rubiaceae and Sterculiaceae by
Robinson et al. (2001), but see below.
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