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Species Anavitrinella pampinaria - Common Gray - Hodges#6590

Common Gray - Hodges#6590 - Anavitrinella pampinaria - male Common gray - Anavitrinella - Anavitrinella pampinaria - female Gray moth with wide wings - Anavitrinella pampinaria - female Geometridae, Common Gray - Anavitrinella pampinaria - male Anavitrinella pampinaria Anavitrinella pampinaria - male Boarmiini - Anavitrinella pampinaria - male Pennsylvania Caterpillar for ID - Anavitrinella pampinaria
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
genus misspelled Anavitrinelia on many web sites
wingspan 23-34 mm
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]
throughout North America except the arctic
adults fly from April to October
larvae feed on apple, ash, clover, elm, pear, poplar, willow
Life Cycle
Larva; larva; larva; pupa; adult
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)
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
spelling and origin of genus name [as replacement name for +Vitrinella] (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)