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Species Metarranthis hypochraria - Common Metarranthis - Hodges#6826

Geometer Moth - Metarranthis hypochraria Brown Moth - Metarranthis hypochraria - male Common Metarranthis - Metarranthis hypochraria Moth - Metarranthis hypochraria Common Metarranthis - Metarranthis hypochraria Common Metarranthis - Metarranthis hypochraria - male Metarranthis - Metarranthis hypochraria Metarranthis - Metarranthis hypochraria
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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 Metarranthis
Species hypochraria (Common Metarranthis - Hodges#6826)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metarranthis hypochraria (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854])
Epione hypochraria Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]
Endropia hypochraria Guenee, 1858
See Also
Pangrapta decoralis - Has long labial palpi. Note triangular dot on hindwing.
Metarranthis homuraria is smaller and darker. According to the original description, "both species vary in the depth of color, but the palest homuraria is always ferruginous, while hypochraria, occasionally so pale as to be a dirty yellowish gray, never acquires the rusty brown of [homuraria]." There are many photos of homuraria on the Internet incorrectly identified as hypochraria.
Print References
Guenée, M.A., 1857 Uranides et Phalénites. Tome I. Histoire Naturelle Des Insectes: Species Général Des Lépidoptères. Tome IX. 9: 125
Herrich-Schäffer, [1854] Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäischer Schmetterlinge. p. 41; fg. 207-208
Walker, F. 1860 Geometrites. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 20:150