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Species Metarranthis refractaria - Refracted Metarranthis - Hodges#6827

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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 refractaria (Refracted Metarranthis - Hodges#6827)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metarranthis refractaria (Guenée, [1858])
Endropia refractaria Guenée, [1858]
Phylogenetic sequence #201100
Metarranthis includes more than 13 species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan about 30 mm.
Eastern North America. (2), (3), (4), (5)
Adults are most common from May to September. (6)
Larvae have been reared on Prunus serotina Ehrh. (black cherry) Rosaceae and Vaccinium L. spp. (blueberry) Ericaceae. (7)
See Also
Pangrapta decoralis - Has long labial palpi. Note triangular dot on hindwing.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1975. Host records for Lepidoptera reared in eastern North America. USDA Technical Bulletin 1521: 28. (7)
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.Kentucky Butterfly Net Database (moths also)
3.South Carolina Moth Species
4.Annotated list of Ontario Lepidoptera
J. C. E. Riotte. 1992. Royal Ontario Museum 1-208.
5.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.Host records for Lepidoptera reared in Eastern North America
D. C. Ferguson. 1975. United States Department of Agriculture 1521: 1-45.