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Forewing light grey with darker brown markings and a small but usually distinct black discal dot. Four dark evenly-spaced costal wedges. AM, PM and median line variably developed; brown mottling distal to the bottom half of the PM line, this sometimes developed into a broad band. Hindwing lighter in colour, speckled with dark brown, and variable PM line and discal dot. Females slightly smaller and with more contrasting dark markings. I. loricaria and anataria are similar; loricaria males have less pronounced costal markings and a larger more diffuse discal spot, and females have vestigial wings. Anataria has a narrower, more elongate forewing and has a more pronounced concavity of the forewing apex, giving the forewing a more notched appearance. Anataria also has darker grey hindwings compared to exauspicata


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