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Species Metarranthis obfirmaria - Yellow-washed Metarranthis - Hodges#6832

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Classification
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
Species obfirmaria (Yellow-washed Metarranthis - Hodges#6832)
Hodges Number
6832
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metarranthis obfirmaria (Hübner, 1823)
Size
Wingspan 26-36 mm
Identification
Broad banded pattern of forewing distinctive. Note also the yellow tint on costal half of hindwing if visible.
Range
Eastern North America
Season
April-July
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on blueberries (Vaccinium), Chokecherry (Prunus), and oaks (Quercus).
Print References
Covell, p. 367, plate 53 #11 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
LSU Insects – images of pinned adults and Louisiana distribution
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.