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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Lithosiini > Lithosiina > Macotasa

Macotasa nubecula (Moore, 1879)

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Karnataka
Meghalaya
Uttarakhand
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. 
References:
  1. Cossa nubecula Moore, 1879; Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1879: 394; TL: Andamans. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen792zool/page/394/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Ilema costalis Moore, 1878; Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 2: 140. Text at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid2brituoft/page/141/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 40/18 as Macotasa nubcula
  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. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2015. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 1, pp 1-205. Nature Books of India, New Delhi. pg. 111.
  6. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 114.23.
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/126012-Macotasa-nubecula
 

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Anonymous. 2021. Macotasa nubecula (Moore, 1879). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/358021/Macotasa-nubecula
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