Ozarba venata Butler, 1889 -

Taxonomic Information

Ozarba Walker, 1865 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Ozarba albimarginata (Hampson, 1895). India: Gujarat.
Ozarba badia (Swinhoe, 1886). India: Madhya Pradesh. 
Ozarba bipars Hampson, 1891. India: Tamil Nadu, Gujarat (?). 
Ozarba delogramma Warren, 1913. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Ozarba excisa Hampson, 1891. India: Tamil Nadu. 
Ozarba glaucescens Hampson, 1910. India: Andhra Pradesh. 
Ozarba hemiphaea (Hampson, 1907). India: Andhra Pradesh; Sri Lanka. 
Ozarba honesta (Walker, 1865). S. India. 
Ozarba hypenoides (Butler, 1889). India: Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra. 
Ozarba illosis (Hampson, 1907). Sri Lanka. 
Ozarba incondita Butler, 1889. India: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; Nepal. 
Ozarba itwarra Swinhoe, 1885. India: Maharashtra. 
Ozarba lamina (Swinhoe, 1901). Myanmar. 
Ozarba limitata Berio, 1940. India: Sikkim. 
Ozarba mallarba Swinhoe, 1885. India: Maharashtra, Punjab. 
Ozarba metallica (Hampson, 1896). Sri Lanka.
Ozarba molybdota Hampson, 1910. Sri Lanka.
Ozarba pallida Hampson, 1910. India: Gujarat. 
Ozarba phlebitis Hampson, 1910. India: Uttar Pradesh. 
Ozarba punctigera Walker, 1865. India: Maharashtra; Nepal.
Ozarba rectifascia (Hampson, 1894). India: Maharashtra.
Ozarba rectificata Berio, 1950. India: Madhya Pradesh.
Ozarba reducta Berio, 1940. India: Karnataka.
Ozarba rufula Hampson, 1910. India: Gujarat.
Ozarba semirubra Hampson, 1910. India: Tamil Nadu. 
Ozarba subdentula Hampson, 1910. Sri Lanka.
Ozarba transversa (Moore, [1884]). Sri Lanka.
Ozarba uberosa (Swinhoe, 1885). India: Maharashtra.
Ozarba umbrifera Hampson, 1910. India: Gujarat.
Ozarba venata Butler, 1889.India: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra.

 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Ozarba mallarba Swinhoe, 1885 and Ozarba punctigera Walker, 1865 are  similar looking species. 
Ozarba punctigera Walker, 1865 has the post-medial line beyond the dark medial band as straight, while it is sinuous in venata. 
Metachrostis punctigera, FBI, Moths of India, Hampson, Vol 2 pg 329, #2081. 
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/acon/punctigera.html
http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=283084

Ozarba mallarba Swinhoe, 1885 has has the post-medial line as straight, while it is sinuous in venata. The basal and ante-medial lines in mallarba are double pale lines.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand2
West Bengal
Total21
Ozarba venata Butler, 1889: Digera muricata (Amaranthaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010)
  1. OD : Ozarba venata Butler, 1889. Illustration of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum, 7, pg. 69 & Pl. 130/12. TL: Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180012#page/79/mode/1up
  2. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180012#page/153/mode/1up
  3. Metachrostis venata, Butler. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs.pg. 330, # 2086.
  4. Seitz, A. (Ed.) 1913. Macro. Lep. Vol. 11, pg. 270. Reports from Kashmir and plains of Punjab. 
  5. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 136/13
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=749253
  7. https://lepiforum.org/wiki/page/Ozarba_Venata#Diagnose-Maennchen
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Ozarba venata Butler, 1889 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/ozarba-venata, accessed 2024/04/14.