Buzara onelia, photographed by lamchoping.

Belongs within: Catocalinae.

Buzara is a genus of moths characterised by reduced male hind wings, with larvae feeding on Euphorbiaceae (Holloway & Miller 2003).

Characters (from Holloway & Miller 2003): Male hindwing strongly reduced, forewing narrow. Male genitalia with uncus straight or slightly curved, lacking a superuncus, but usually with lateral processes basally on each side; tegumen with broad lateral process on right side; valve with double corema; valve processes broadly based, united, usually with bilateral asymmetry, the left hand complement being reduced from three to two (on both sides in B. forceps); juxta with the ventral component of the 'X' long, the dorsal part short and fused across; aedeagus relatively short and straight, with the ductus ejaculatorius at one-third; vesica, when everted, at right angles to aedeagus apex and with numerous relatively small diverticula; single cornuti occuring at apices of some of these. Female genitalia with antevaginal plate relatively narrow, distally bilobed; corpus bursae slightly convoluted, containing areas of sclerotisation bearing small to moderate, short, triangular spines.

<==Buzara [incl. Caranilla] HM03
    |--*B. chrysomela HM03
    |--B. circumducta HM03
    |--B. feneratrix [=Caranilla feneratrix] HM03
    |--B. forceps [=Caranilla forceps] HM03
    |--B. frontinus [=Caranilla frontinus] HM03
    |--B. infractafinis [=Caranilla infractafinis] HM03
    |--B. lageos [=Caranilla lageos] HM03
    |--B. latizona [=Caranilla latizona] HM03
    |--B. lua [=Caranilla lua] HM03
    |--B. luteipalpis [=Caranilla luteipalpis] HM03
    |--B. onelia [=Naxia onelia, *Caranilla onelia] HM03
    |--B. propyrrha [=Caranilla propyrrha] HM03
    `--B. roulera [=Caranilla roulera] HM03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[HM03] Holloway, J. D., & S. E. Miller. 2003. The composition, generic placement and host-plant relationships of the joviana-group in the Parallelia generic complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Catocalinae). Invertebrate Systematics 17: 111-128.

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