Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anania plectilis (Grote & Robinson, 1867) Leraut, 2005; Yang Z., et al., 2012
Botys plectilis Grote & Robinson, 1867
3 species in the Anania coronata species complex found in North America: A. tertialis, A. plectilis, A. tennesseensis. (A. coronata is restricted to Europe.)
forewing length: ~11.5 mm
Adult: wings dull grayish-brown with pale yellow spots and accents along darker lines; forewing and hindwing with large yellowish spots outside PM line; PM line zigzagged and sharply pointed on all wings
[adapted from description of Anania coronata by Charles Covell]
Eastern Nearctic region [United States (Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida), Canada (Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador)] (Yang Z., et al. 2012)
The known range of Anania tertialis is confined to Canada and the norther border states of the US with an isolated pocket in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
- forewing length: ~10 mm
- forewing length: ~9 mm
Grote, A. R. & C. T. Robinson 1867: Descriptions of American Lepidoptera. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Philadelphia.
Leraut, P.J.A. 2005 Contribution à l’étude de quelques genres et espèces de Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Nouvelle Revue d’Entomologie, 22: 123–139.
Munroe, E.G. 1976 Pyraloidea Pyralidae comprising the subfamily Pyraustinae tribe Pyraustini (part). The Moths of America North of Mexico 13.2A: 1–78
Yang Z., Landry J-F., Handfield L., Zhang Y., Solis M.A., Handfield D., Scholtens B.G., Mutanen M., Nuss M., Herbert P.D.N. 2012 DNA barcoding and morphology reveal three cryptic species of Anania (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) in North America, all distinct from their European counterpart. Systematic Entomology 37: 687–705