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Ozola basisparsata Walker
Carima basisparsata Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 26: 1631.

Ozola basisparsata

Diagnosis. O. basisparsata
is probably closer to O. minor Moore in facies, than to the next two listed, having a more finely lineated fasciation with a more distinct, somewhat rounded angle to the forewing postmedial. Both species have an almost semicircular dark zone between the forewing apex and central angle. For reliable diagnosis the genitalia of both sexes must be examined. In the male the uncus is slightly swollen at the base, the juxta smaller, apically acute, and the saccus rounded, the vinculum short so the valves are fused nearer the saccus than the apex of the tegumen. The valves are fused centrally in turlini Herbulot and nearer the apex of the tegumen in hollowayi Scoble & Sommerer.

In the female there are two bands of spines in the vesica. The individual spines are the same length on each band, but short compared to those in turlini and hollowayi. In minor they are of different lengths on each band.

Taxonomic notes. The species belongs to an allopatric group of taxa with very similar male genitalia: O. defectata Inoue (Riu Kiu Is.); O. concreta Prout (Langkawi Is.); O. macariata Walker (Sulawesi, Moluccas); O. indefensa Warren (New Guinea). O. exigua Swinhoe (Queensland) is also related but has a large cornutus in the aedeagus.

Geographic range. Borneo, Engano, Palawan, Philippines.

Habitat preference. The species was originally described from Borneo, but no recent material has been seen. It is probably a lowland species.

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