Zarmigethusa minor Moore,
1888, Descr. new Indian lep. Insects Colln Atkinson, p. 263.
Ozola leptogonia Hampson, 1902, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 14:
54, syn. n.
Diagnosis. See Ozola
basisparsata Walker and Ozola
turlini Herbulot. The male genitalia are
distinguished by a small, semicircular flap in the centre of the valve. In the
female the two bands of spines in the bursa bear spines of different lengths.
Taxonomic notes. The holotype of minor (Humboldt Museum, Berlin) consists of wings
only. It matches in facies a male from the Naga Hills (slide 5561) in the
Natural History Museum, London.
Geographical range. Sri Lanka, India, Andamans, Sumatra, Borneo,
Habitat preference. During the Mulu survey three specimens were taken on
the G. Mulu transect, two at around 150m and one at 1000m. But the species was
found to be common in plantations of Gmelina arborea (Verbenaceae) in the
lowlands of Sabah (Chey, 1994).
Biology. The species has been reared in Sabah (Chey, 1994) from a larva (above) matching the description in the generic introduction attributed to O.
leptogonia. The host-plant was Gmelina arborea (Verbenaceae). It has
also been recorded from Premna in the Andamans (unpublished IIE records).
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