macariata Hampson, 1902, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc.,
The species bears some resemblance to ennomine geometrids of the tribe Macariini,
particularly the wing shape and markings, but the reniform and orbicular marks
of the forewing identify it as a noctuid, and the straw-coloured hair tufts on
the male hindwing dorsum are also distinctive. There is some sexual dimorphism,
the females having the margin of the forewing angled rather than straight, but
that of the hindwing much less sharply angled. The wings have darker marginal
areas in the female, and more angled and irregular postmedials. The male
forewing has a distinctive dark brown band adjacent to the reniform that
broadens posterior to it.
range. Himalaya, Taiwan, Thailand (VK),
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi.
preference. All material seen is from lowland forest, with no specimens
from over 200m. In the Danum Valley area of Sabah some of the specimens were
from areas of logged forest.
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