Macohasa orientalis (Hampson, 1905) -

Taxonomic Information

Macotasa Moore, 1878 is a similar-looking genus  known from India.
Macotasa nubecula (Moore, 1879)
Macotasa tortricoides (Walker, 1862)
Macohasa orientalis (Hampson, 1905)

The above three species display sexual dimorphism, and examining genitalia is required to ascertain species identities and separation from Macohasa orientalis (Hampson, 1905) with certainty. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Macohasa orientalis -


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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
Karnataka11
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total111
  1. OD: Phaeosia orientalis Hampson, 1905. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 15 (89): 433; TL: Borneo, Kuching. Text at https://archive.org/details/s7annalsmagazine15londuoft/page/433/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Ilema pentaspila Hampson, 1907. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 19 (111): 231; TL: Singapore. Text at https://archive.org/details/ser7annalsmagazi19londuoft/page/231/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Ilema pentaspila Hampson, 1914. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. (Suppl.) 1: 494, pl. 27, f. 5. Text at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid01brit/page/494/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid12brit/page/n122/mode/2up?view=theater
  4. Singh, N., Singh, J. and Joshi, R., 2013. First report of Macotasa tortricoides (Walker)(Arctiidae: Lithosiinae) from India along with a key to species of the genus. Journal of Entomological Research, 37(4), pp.369-373.
  5. Dubatolov, V.V., Volynkin, A.V. and Kishida, Y., 2018. Review of the Prabhasa Moore, 1878 genus-group (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae). Zootaxa, 4407(3), pp.383-400.
  6. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2015. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 1, pp 1-205. Nature Books of India, New Delhi. Pg 111 as Macotasa orientalis.
  7. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/02_ARCTIINAE/04_Lithosiinae/13_Macotasa/Macotasa%20orientalis/Macotasa%20orientalis.htm [accessed 20 July 2021]
  8. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-7/lithosiini/lithosiini_7_4.php
  9. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=508751  [accessed 20 July 2021]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Macohasa orientalis (Hampson, 1905) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/macohasa-orientalis, accessed 2024/03/03.