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Species Anavitrinella pampinaria - Common Gray - Hodges#6590

Common Gray - Anavitrinella pampinaria Common Gray Moth - Anavitrinella pampinaria - female Common Gray - Hodges#6590 (Anavitrinella pampinaria)? - Anavitrinella pampinaria - male 5july2011-moth1 - Anavitrinella pampinaria moth03 130526 - Anavitrinella pampinaria Geometer caterpillar - Anavitrinella pampinaria Unknown Moth - Anavitrinella pampinaria Anavitrinella pampinaria
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Classification
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 Boarmiini
Genus Anavitrinella
Species pampinaria (Common Gray - Hodges#6590)
Hodges Number
6590
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
genus misspelled Anavitrinelia on many web sites
Size
wingspan 23-34 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing varies from medium gray to light yellowish-gray with heavy dark gray or black mottling; first abdominal segment forms pale whitish band, bordered proximally by black line; this black line extends onto base of hindwing and onto forewing, then curves forward but usually breaks before reaching costa; PM line wavy, toothed; ST line white, scalloped or zigzagged; hindwing color and pattern similar to forewing (1)

Larva: light brown twig mimic - head flat-faced, subquadrate, mottled with tan, white, black, and occasionally pink; often with black spots forming dark blotch to either side of triangle; dorsum of thoracic segments with fine, closely-paired black lines; second abdominal segment modestly swollen with low yellowish-orange dorsolateral swelling that includes spiracle; dorsum of eighth abdominal segment bears paired blackened warts
[Caterpillars of Eastern Forests]
Range
throughout North America except the arctic
Season
adults fly from April to October
Food
larvae feed on apple, ash, clover, elm, pear, poplar, willow
See Also
other members of the tribe Boarmiini, especially Iridopsis and Stenoporpia.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (3)
Mothguide.com - species description and distribution (1)
E. H. Strickland Museum – species description (4)
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult images (U. of Arizona)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
live larva image with descriptive text and other info (Caterpillars of Eastern Forests)
common name reference and other info (Ohio State U.)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (CBIF)
spelling and origin of genus name [as replacement name for +Vitrinella] (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)