Reared from caterpillar found on Excoecaria cochinchinensis
Metria amella, the Live oak metria moth; Volusia county, Florida; 13 March 2015. http://phostracks.com.
Metria amella, the Live oak metria moth; Volusia county, Florida; 25 February 2015. http://phostracks.com.
At porchlight at Lake Colorado City SP, Mitchell Co., TX.
The Ophiusina are a subtribe of noctuoid moths. As such, they are placed in the tribe Catocalini of subfamily Catocalinae in the owlet moth family (Noctuidae). They do not seem to be very closely related to the Noctuinae – the core group of owlet moths – and in an alternate classification scheme, the Noctuidae are reduced in extent, and the present group is placed in a separate noctuoid family Erebidae and upranked to full tribe Ophiusini...