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Species Metarranthis hypochraria - Common Metarranthis - Hodges#6826

Common Metarranthis - Hodges#6826 - Metarranthis hypochraria - female unknown moth - Metarranthis hypochraria Common Metarranthis - Metarranthis hypochraria Metarranthis - Metarranthis hypochraria - male Genus Metarranthis - Metarranthis hypochraria Metarranthis - Metarranthis hypochraria - male Metarranthis hypochraria (Common Metarranthis) 6826 - female - Metarranthis hypochraria Common 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]
Metarranthis broweri Rupert, 1943 (rev. syn.) (1)
Endropia mestusata Walker, 1860
Apple, persimmon, sassafras, wild cherry(2); captive caterpillars accept apple, blueberry, cherry(3)
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
Rupert, L.R., 1943. A Specific Revision of the Genus Metarranthis (Lepidoptera, Geometridæ, Ennominæ). Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 51: 148 (hypochraria, mestusata), 150 (broweri).
Walker, 1860. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 20: 150 (hypochraria), 154 (mestusata). (4)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
3.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
4.List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XX - Geometrites.
Francis Walker. 1859. British Museum (Natural History), p.1-276.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
7.Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)