Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Donate
Giving Tuesday, November 30. Please consider a gift to BugGuide!

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

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

Metria amella Caterpillar ID please - Metria amella Probably noctuid - Metria amella Live Oak Metria Moth - Hodges #8666 - Metria amella an Idia? - Metria amella moth - Metria amella Texas SE Gulf Coast - Metria amella Metria amella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
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
8666
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metria amella (Guenée, 1852)
Orig. Comb: 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)
Numbers
3 spp. n. of Mex. per Nearctica
Range
se US - Map, common in east and central Texas, occasional in southmost Texas (2)
Remarks
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