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91a0717 – 6299   Macaria coortaria (Hulst, 1887)
             Four-spotted Macaria

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Synonymy: Thamnonoma coortaria Hulst, 1887
Itame enigmata Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Taxonomic Notes: Macaria coortaria (Hulst, 1887), formerly placed in the genus Itame in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist) and in the genus Speranza in Ferguson (2008), is returned to genus Macaria in Sihvonen & Skou (2015) following Scoble & Krüger (2002).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 2008. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2: p. 99; pl. 2.29-30. order or free PDF
  • Sihvonen, P. & P. Skou, 2015. Ennominae I. In: A. Hausmann (ed.): The Geometrid Moths of Europe, 5: 1-657.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Macaria coortaria
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Macaria coortaria
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Macaria coortaria
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Macaria coortaria
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