mothguide.com Epimecis fraternaria
Epimecis fraternaria / matronaria  (Brother-Mother complex)
Field Marks

E. matronaria and E. fraternaria are extremely similar, with no reliable way to distinguish them.

   

Forbes (1951) provides the only key to this genus, which is summarized here.


Range

Distribution pattern: Florida and further south.
Originally described from Brazil (fraternaria) and French Guiana (matronaria).



Epimecis fraternaria
Kimball 1965




Epimecis matronaria
Kimball 1965




Epimecis fraternaria
Epimecis matronaria
Epimecis detexta
Epimecis anonaria
Epimecis hortaria


Similar Species

Epimecis hortaria




References

Kimball 1965

Forbes WTM. 1951. A draft key to Epimecis (Geometridae). The Lepidopterist's News 5: 59-60.