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Photo#1724632
Anania extricalis? quebecensis? - Anania extricalis

Anania extricalis? quebecensis? - Anania extricalis
Pine Brook, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
August 28, 2019
Size: WS 22 mm.
Processed to emphasize markings. Shinier and paler to the eye.

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Anania extricalis? quebecensis? - Anania extricalis Anania extricalis? quebecensis? - Anania extricalis

I did that!
I confirmed this as extricalis at iNat, so I thought I would state why here: Anania extricalis is a tan species, which maybe occasionally can have a slight yellowish tinge. The pm line is highly dentate, with three "fingers" forming a rounded bulge. The pm line then bends sharply basad towards the costa. The discocellular bar (often referred to as the reniform, which is not quite correct in this case) is single (not double). The HW pm bulge is not nearly as dentate as the that of the FW. The confusion species in this case (aside from A. quebecensis, which is smaller and paler) is Framinghamia helvialis. It is my conclusion that currently all of the photos at MPG, and all of the habitus photos at BG listed under A. extricalis are actually Framinghamia helvialis. Jim Sogaard's specimen here is one of the few good records of A. extricalis that I have found on citizien science sites, although I am sure there are others. In Framinghamia, the discocellular bar is double, the pm line of the FW is less dentate, the bulge in the pm line is less rounded, the costal portion of the pm line does not bend basad but is instead relatively perpendicular to the costa and the pm line of the HW is more dentate. Of course, I could be wrong about all this, but this is where my analysis currently stands. Let me know what you think.

 
BOLD Bins are correct
BOLD has these two species sorted correctly IMHO. To see what I am talking about look at the following BINS: BOLD:AAF8518 for A. extricalis; BOLD:AAC5648 for Framinghamia helvialis.

 
Thanks Hugh
For the confirmation and analysis. It will take me a little while to let this all sink in.
Since this is tricky and since, as stated, I processed to emphasize markings, I'm adding a second, less contrasty image for comparison.

Moved
Moved from Pyraustinae.

 
ID as extricalis confirmed
ID as extricalis confirmed at iNaturalist.

 
And
With further assistance at iNaturalist I'm informed this is subspecies dionalis.

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