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This species and M. ulsterata are very similar in appearance, but are quite distinctive compared to other Macaria. The forewing is cream-grey with three usually distinct transverse lines, and a bold brown patch in the middle outer third (distal to the postmedian (PM) line. The forewing is distinctly notched below the apex, accented by a dark fringe. Hindwing with discal spot and antemedian (AM) and PM lines, the margin coming to a distinct point, giving a nearly "tailed" appearance. M. ulsterata is larger with a paler white ground colour. 

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