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Species Metanema inatomaria - Pale Metanema - Hodges#6819

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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 Metanema
Species inatomaria (Pale Metanema - Hodges#6819)
Hodges Number
6819
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metanema inatomaria Guenée, [1858]
Phylogenetic sequence # 911251
Numbers
There are two species of the genus Metanema in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 13-16 mm.(2)
Identification
The sexes are very similar in size. Male have bipectinate antennae. (3)
Specimens identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Range
Records from most of North America. (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10)
Season
The main flight period is March to September. (6)
Food
Forest trees (11); especially aspen and poplar, also willow (12)
Life Cycle
Overwinter as pupae in cocoons in bark crevices (12)
Eggs, young larval face, larval face, larva, adult female:
Print References
Covell, p. 365, plate 54 #9 (11)
Guenée, 1857. Phal. 1: 171, pl. 3 fig. 7.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 29.37; p. 216.(2)