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Female Metacrias huttoni
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Male Metacrias huttoni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Subtribe: Spilosomina
Genus: Metacrias
Meyrick, 1887
Type species
Metacrias erichrysa
Meyrick, 1887
Map of distribution of New Zealand Metacrias, Meyr.jpg

Metacrias is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae. All species are endemic to New Zealand.


Metacrias was first described by Edward Meyrick in a paper in the journal Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales published in 1887. It has been postulated that this genus may be cogenetic with Phaos, an Australian genus.


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