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General DescriptionA species with primarily grey forewings, sometimes with a grey-brown area distal to the PM line; four dark, evenly spaced, prominent costal wedges, and a black discal spot. Hindwing slightly paler grey, also with a discal spot and a PM line. Males with pectinate antennae, females have slightly paler wings (but not significantly reduced in size) and filiform antennae. Macaria loricaria and exauspicata are similar; loricaria males have much larger antennal pectinations giving a more feathery appearance, and females have vestigial wings. Macaria exauspicata has a wider forewing and lacks the more pronounced concavity of the forewing apex in sp. nr. anataria (giving the latter a more notched appearance to the forewing). Species nr. anataria also has darker grey hindwings compared to exauspicata.