Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Atascosa glareosella (Zeller, 1872)
Anerastia glareosella Zeller, 1872
wingspan about 16 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing grayish-brown with central longitudinal strip of diffuse blackish shading, and pale gray or whitish strip along costa with sparse speckling; PM line faint/indistinct, straight, running diagonally from inner margin to near apex; indistinct dark discal spot near costa about two-thirds distance from base; hindwing pale grayish-brown with whitish fringe
, north at least to Maryland, Michigan, and Illinois
The adults fly from July to October in Maryland
page creation based on Brian Scholtens' tentative identification of this image
, as reported by Bob Patterson via email
forewing costal strip is less speckled (and therefore whiter) and both PM line and discal spot are lacking.
Shaffer, J.C. 1968. A Revision of the Peoriinae and Anerastiinae (Auctorum) of America North of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bulletin - United States National Museum.
; figs. 26
Zeller, P.C. 1872. Beitrage zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien
. 22: 553
pinned adult image
by John Glaser, plus locations and flight season (Larry Line, Maryland)