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Species Metarranthis warneri - Warner's Metarranthis - Hodges#6821

Warner's Metarranthis - Metarranthis warneri Metarranthis warneri 6821 - Metarranthis warneri genitalia - Metarranthis warneri - female
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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 Metarranthis
Species warneri (Warner's Metarranthis - Hodges#6821)
Hodges Number
6821
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metarranthis warnerae
Numbers
2 subspecies listed at All-Leps: M. w. cappsaria and M. w. warneri
Size
wingspan 32-35 mm, based on 3 Internet photos
Identification
Adult: forewing brownish-gray with dark AM and PM lines and scattered dark speckling; PM line almost straight, bordered proximally by dark brown shading; prominent black apical dash; hindwing similar but with no AM line and fainter PM line; all wings have black discal dot and slightly angular outer margin
Range
New Brunswick to Alberta, and presumably adjacent US states but the only Internet references found were from New York and Indiana.
The BOLD species page has moths from: ME, NH, WI, NB
Habitat
deciduous and mixedwood forest; adults may be active during the day but are also nocturnal and come to light
Season
adults fly in May, June, and probably July
Food
larvae feed on leaves of cherry, dogwood, willow
Remarks
uncommon to rare
See Also
Ruddy Metarranthis (M. duaria) forewing has reddish tint, and PM line is more curved, lacking dark shading along its proximal edge
Internet References
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
description of adult plus habitat, flight season, foodplants, distribution (Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)
distribution in Canada (CBIF)
presence in New York; list (Timothy McCabe, Olive Natural Heritage Society, New York)