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Genus Metarranthis

Possible Metarranthis homuraria – Purplish Metarranthis Moth  - Metarranthis refractaria - male Metarranthis - unident - Metarranthis Metarranthis angularia - female moth in pine barrens - Metarranthis indeclinata unknown moth - Metarranthis angularia Metarranthis sp ? - Metarranthis angled metarranthis - Metarranthis angularia Metarranthis homuraria - Purplish Metarranthis - Hodges#6828 - Metarranthis homuraria - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Anagogini
Genus Metarranthis
Explanation of Names
Author: Warren, 1894.
Numbers lists 13 species.
Wingspan circa 30-43 mm.
Broad, pointed forewings. Species id. difficult.
Deciduous forests, etc.
Most species spring-early summer, e.g., April-June
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on deciduous trees/shrubs.
Guide TBA--PC.
See Also
Pangrapta decoralis - Has long labial palpi. Note triangular dot on hindwing.
Print References
Covell, p. 366, plates 53-54 (1)
Rupert, L.R. 1943. A Specific Revision of the Genus Metarranthis (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 51(3): 133-159 (access)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.