ozararia Walker comb. n.
Evarzia ozararia Walker, 1860, List Specimens lepid. Insects
Colln Br. Mus., 20: 274.
Macaria perspicuaria Moore,
1867, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1867: 647.
Evarzia indica Butler, 1880, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)6:
Semiothisa ozararia Walker;
Holloway, 1976: 78.
Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from congeners by the very close
proximity of the forewing postmedial to the margin.
Geographical range. Indian Subregion, Borneo, Sumatra, Java.
Habitat preference. Records during the Mulu survey were all from lowland
forest, but a specimen has been taken at 1620m and another at 1930m on G. Kinabalu.
Biology. The larva has been reared by Mr Chey Vun Khen and staff at the Forest
Research Centre, Sepilok. It is slender, the body white, the head, first
thoracic segment and anal segment and clasper yellowish brown. The body is
invested with a regular pattern of black spots and diamonds that are larger over
the central (A1 to A6) section.
The host-plant was Acacia mangium (Leguminosae), an important
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