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Genus Metarranthis

Common Metarranthis - Hodges#6826 - Metarranthis hypochraria - male Metarranthis sp. - Metarranthis angularia Moth - Metarranthis obfirmaria Metarranthis homuraria Moth - Metarranthis - male Metarranthis Sp?  - Metarranthis Metarranthis indeclinata - male Pennsylvania Caterpillar - Metarranthis
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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.