Miscellaneous Genera VI
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Oglasa Walker

Type species: lagusalis Walker, Borneo.

Chodda Walker (type species sordidula Walker) syn. n.; Dorsippa Walker (type species notabilis Walker, Borneo = lagusalis).

Chodda has facies and male genitalia characteristic of typical Oglasa and is therefore brought into synonymy. Two Australasian species included in Chodda by Poole (1989) are probably misplaced.

Lödl (1998) has removed the genus
Hiaspis Walker from synonymy with Oglasa and restored it, and its Bornean type species, closteroides Walker, as a good genus allied to Acidon Hampson in the Hypeninae. It also includes H. apicalis Swinhoe, placed in Radara Walker in Poole (1989), as discussed on p. 416.

Brevipecten Hampson (type species captata Butler, India) forms the basis of Brevipectenini of Wiltshire (1990) (a nomen nudum (Kühne & Speidel, 2004; Speidel & Naumann, 2005)), but does not appear to be related to typical Oglasa, and therefore is not available as a higher taxonomic placement for this and related genera. Phragma lobes at the anterior of the second abdominal tergite are strong in Oglasa and the next genus but absent in Brevipecten. The species have distinctive forewing facies as well as complex male genitalia. Brevipecten is therefore best treated as separate from Oglasa, following Sugi & Sasaki (2001) who associated it with the Bagisarinae, rather than as a synonym as in Poole (1989).

The forewings usually have a straw-coloured ground variously irrorated with brown of various tints. There are dark brown triangles on the costa medially and subbasally, with an oblique, usually lunulate reniform stigma of the same colour. The submarginal is pale, narrow and consists of two arcs, concave distad; they may enclose a darker zone at the margin, particularly the more anterior one of the two. The costal triangles are shared with the next genus.

The male abdomen shares features with the next genus such as a framed corematous type of eighth sternite, a single but obliquely pleated valve to the genitalia, with an aedeagus vesica that varies from globular to more elongate with diverticula. Differences are outlined under the next genus as are differences in the female genitalia.

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