Type species: dilectula Walker.
This and related genera were revised by Dierl (1978), who illustrated male and female genitalia as far as possible
for all species. The group as a whole has venation as in Fig. 4. The moths are
usually white, cream, pink or red; sexual dimorphism is slight. The forewings
are not falcate and are usually marked with fine fasciae that are darkly
punctate on the veins. The component genera are defined on genitalic characters
but in most males the saccus is long, well developed, the uncus is not bifid in
the majority, and the eighth abdominal sclerites are strongly modified. The
valves are usually reduced to small, peglike structures. The females often have
weak dorsal accessory lobes to the ovipositor lobes.
Bell (MS) described larvae of the Ocinara group. They resemble mostly those of
Gunda in having swellings on segments A2 and A5 and an extensile horn on A8.
The horn can be flexed and extruded to terminate in a white
The eggs (?Trilocha varians) are a slightly rectangular disc, half as high as long and
larger than broad, top and bottom flat. The eggs are laid in long, touching
rows, the shorter, touching ends flattened. The rows may curve but are not
angled and may be laid side by side but separate.
Pupation is usually in a semiovoid, yellow, silken cocoon, with silk outworks,
usually attached to the surface of a leaf.
Host-plants noted for the whole group (Dierl; Bell; Roepke (1924)) are
species of Ficus, Artocarpus and Streblus (Moraceae).
Ocinara is defined by the presence of a furculum in the male, a modification of
the eighth tergite into a rectangular structure with lateral, adpressed spines,
either one or two on each side, arising from an anterior 'frame'. In the female
there is a large, scobinate signum in the bursa, a large, rather rounded
lamella antevaginalis and a smaller lamella postvaginalis distinct from the
eighth tergite, and distinctive lateral lobes on the membrane between these
structures and the ovipositor lobes.
The larva of the type species is described as green with a horn on segment A8 (Dierl),
feeding on Ficus (Moraceae).
The genus is most diverse in Sundaland, only one species extending into the
Indian Subregion. There are two species on Sulawesi, one endemic, one shared
with the Philippines.
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