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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Genus: Stenochora
Warren, 1892[1]
S. lancinalis
Binomial name
Stenochora lancinalis
(Guenée, 1854)
  • Rhodaria lancinalis Guenée, 1854
  • Ischnurges lancinalis aldabrensis Viette, 1958
  • Ischnurges comorensis Viette, 1958
  • Botys expeditalis Lederer, 1863
  • Ischnurges paulianalis Marion, 1954

Stenochora is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae. It contains only one species, Stenochora lancinalis, the lanced pearl, which is found in southern and south-eastern Africa and the African islands of the Indian Ocean. The range includes Botswana, the Comoros (Mohéli, Grande Comore), the Democratic Republic of Congo, La Réunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles (Aldabra), South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.[2]

This species has a wingspan of about 25 mm[3]-30mm[4] and long and narrow forewings.

The larvae feed on Clerodendrum glabrum.


  • Ischnurges lancinalis lancinalis (Mauritius, La Réunion)
  • Ischnurges lancinalis paulianalis Marion, 1954 (Madagascar)
  • Ischnurges lancinalis aldabrensis Viette, 1958 (Aldabra (Seychelles))
  • Ischnurges lancinalis comorensis Viette, 1958 (Comoros)


  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  2. ^ Afro Moths
  3. ^ Guenée, 1854. Histoire naturelle des Insectes. VIII. Species général des Lépidoptères. Deltoites et Pyralites. - 8: p.169
  4. ^ Lederer, 1863b. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyraliden. - Wiener entomologische Monatschrift 7: p.466-467, : pl. 9, ill. 15