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Species Metallata absumens - Variable Metallata Moth - Hodges#8573

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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 Eulepidotinae
Genus Metallata
Species absumens (Variable Metallata Moth - Hodges#8573)
Hodges Number
8573
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metallata absumens (Walker, 1862)
Thermesia absumens Walker, 1862
at least twelve synonyms are listed.
Phylogenetic sequence # 931075
Numbers
One species in the genus for North America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan about 28 mm.
Identification
Adult - highly variable, some specimens with black reniform spot; dark brown head and anterior border of thorax; both sexes have filiform antennae (Becker & Miller, 2002).
Range
Southern United States to Paraguay.
See Also
Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth - Anticarsia gemmatalis


Variable Tropic Moth - Hemeroplanis scopulepes
Print References
Becker, V.O. & S.E. Miller 2002. The large moths of Guana Island, British Virgin Islands: A survey of efficient colonizers (Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Noctuidae, Arctiidae, Geometridae, Hyblaeidae, Cossidae). Journal of The Lepidopterists' Society 56(1): 29, f.64-66. (2)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.The large moths of Guana Island, British Virgin. Islands: A survey of efficient colonizers. (Sphingidae, Notodontidae, ...
Vitor O. Becker, Scott E. Miller. 2002. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(1): 9-44 .
3.North American Moth Photographers Group