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Metarranthis hypochraria - Common Metarranthis? - Metarranthis hypochraria

Metarranthis hypochraria - Common Metarranthis? - Metarranthis hypochraria
Walker Nature Center, Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
August 2, 2013

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Moved from Metarranthis.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Metarranthis species
Could be Metarranthis hypochraria but it could also be several other Metarranthis species. They overlap greatly in appearance and according to Peterson (p234) many intermediates exist and often they can only be identified from genitalia. Or DNA analysis.

So best not to go past the genus level based solely on a photo.

Yes…
The ground color is brown which is shaded to dark brown inside the sharply bent PM line on the wings.

See reference here.

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