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Species Metria amella - Live Oak Metria Moth - Hodges#8666

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Metria
Species amella (Live Oak Metria Moth - Hodges#8666)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metria amella (Guenée, 1852)
Campometra amella Guenée, 1852
Homoptera integerrima Walker, 1858
Homoptera stylobata Harvey, 1876
Campometra distilla Dyar, 1913
Safia amella Hampson, 1852
Explanation of Names
amel is "Old French" for enamel (1)
3 spp in genus per Nearctica
A common species in east and central Texas, occasional in southmost Texas (2)
Often comes to baits (2)
See Also
Metria bilineata is exceedingly variable and common in southmost Texas (2)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1913. Descriptions of new Lepidoptera, chiefly from Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum.. 44: 300
Guenée, A. 1852. Histoire naturelle des insectes lépidoptères. 7, Noctuelites 3. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des lépidoptères.: 25
Hampson, G.F. 1852. Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the collection of the British Museum. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 8: 188; pl. 227, fg. 14.
Harvey, 1876. New Noctuidae. The Canadian Entomologist. 8: 155
Wagner (3) pg 166
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.
3.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems