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Species Metria bilineata - Ebony Metria - Hodges#8667

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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 Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Metria
Species bilineata (Ebony Metria - Hodges#8667)
Hodges Number
8667
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metria bilineata (Smith, 1899) (1)
Orig. Comb: Campometra bilineata Smith, 1899 (102)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930993
Numbers
three named species north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 44 mm (type) (pg. 102)
Identification
variable, see series of images at Moth Photographers Group
Range
common across southmost TX, ranges n. to Corpus Christi, historical records from MS & FL - Map (2)
Season
Feb-Oct (2)
Food
Larvae host on Texas ebony (Ebenopsis ebano, Fabaceae) (Poole, 1989)
Life Cycle
pretty common at [fruit] bait in the lower Rio Grande Valley (Mike Rickard, pers. obser.)
Remarks
Type coll'ed by Townsend, 10 June 1895, Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas
See Also
The resemblance to Metria amella in size, form, and general appearance is obvious; but the distinctive feature, the parallel black lines near the center of the wing, is equally prominent. (103)
- Range: se US
Print References
Hodges, R.W. (ed.) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (3)
Knudson, E., & C. Bordelon. 2004. Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX. Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths.(4)
Lafontaine J.D., & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 37.(1)
Poole, R.W. 1989. Lepidopterorum Catalogus (New Series). Fascicle 118. Noctuidae, Parts 1-3.
Smith, J.B. 1899. New species of nocturnal moths of the genus Campometra and notes Proceedings of the United States National Museum, p. (102)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned Metria bilineata and related species.
Type Info - Smithsonian
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.