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Macohasa orientalis (Hampson, 1905)

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Macotasa Moore, 1878 species 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 with certainty. 
  1. Phaeosia orientalis Hampson, 1905. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 15 (89): 433; TL: Borneo, Kuching. Text at
  2. Ilema pentaspila Hampson, 1907. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 19 (111): 231; TL: Singapore. Text at
  3. Ilema pentaspila Hampson, 1914. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. (Suppl.) 1: 494, pl. 27, f. 5. Text at Plate at
  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.
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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Lithosiini > Lithosiina > Macohasa

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Macohasa orientalis (Hampson, 1905). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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