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Species Metrica kuschea - Hodges#6418

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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 Ennomini
Genus Metrica
Species kuschea (Metrica kuschea - Hodges#6418)
Hodges Number
6418
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Semiothisa (prov. plcmt.) kuschea (Guedet, 1939)
Semiothisa kuschea Guedet, 1939
Explanation of Names
Semiothisa (prov. plcmt.) kuschea (Guedet, 1939), provisional placement. Christian Schmidt (pers. comm., 05/15/2017) advices that this species belongs in a new undescribed genus near Besma.

The monotypic Metrica new genus is described for Metrica kuschea (Guedet, 1939) new combination. The genus is placed in the tribe Ennomini Duponchel and hypothesized to be most closely related to a Neotropical species of “Isochromodes” Warren. Adult morphology, including male and female genitalia are illustrated, and molecular data supporting the transfer of “Semiothisa” kuschea (Macariini Guenée) to the Ennomini are presented.
Size
Wings spread: 33 mm (Guedet, 1939)
Range
Type locality: Fly's Peak, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona
Print References
Guedet, E. 1939. Geometrid notes and new species. The Pan-Pacific entomologist. 15(1): 33