Macaria (moth)

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Macaria pustularia.jpg
Macaria pustularia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Tribe: Macariini
Genus: Macaria
Curtis, 1826

Macaria is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae first described by John Curtis in 1826. It is sometimes placed as a synonym of Semiothisa. Species are cosmopolitan.


Palpi hairy, obliquely porrect (extending forward), and reaching beyond the short frontal tuft. Antennae of male ciliated, rarely serrate (shaped like a saw tooth). Forewings of male with a fovea. Vein 3 from angle of cell. veins 7, 8 and 9 stalked from upper angle, vein 10 absent and vein 11 free. Hindwings with the strongly angled outer margin at vein 4 and slightly at vein 6. Vein 3 from angle of cell.[1]


Species include:


  1. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1895). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma Moths Volume III. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.