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Species Metanema inatomaria - Pale Metanema - Hodges#6819

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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metanema inatomaria Guenée, [1858]
Phylogenetic Sequence # 911251
Forewing length 13-16 mm.(1)
The sexes are very similar in size. Male have bipectinate antennae. (2)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis: (3)
Records from most of North America. (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9)
The main flight period is March to September. (5)
Forest trees (10); especially aspen and poplar, also willow (11)
Life Cycle
Overwinter as pupae in cocoons in bark crevices (11)
Eggs, young larval face, larval face, larva, adult female:
Print References
Covell, p. 365, plate 54 #9 (10)
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.(1)