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Species Anavitrinella atristrigaria - Gulf Coast Gray - Hodges#6591

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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 atristrigaria (Gulf Coast Gray - Hodges#6591)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anavitrinella atristrigaria (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913)
Orig. Comb: Cleora atristrigaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
Syn: Stenalcidia atristrigaria (Barnes & McDunnough)
Misspelled as "Anavitrinelia" in the Hodges et al 1983 MONA checklist, but corrected in the Parsons et al 1999 checklist.
* phylogenetic sequence # 194950
Explanation of Names
From Latin ater- "black + New Latin (zoological usage) striga- "transverse band" (?from Classical Latin striga- "A furrow drawn lengthwise of the field")
Four Anavitrinella species are found in America north of Mexico.
Wingspan 24-28 mm.
Thick black line that crosses both forewings is a good fieldmark, and the reddish shading is distictive (Barnes & McDunnough 1913).
Arizona to Texas north to Colorado and Kansas.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Adults usually fly March to July and have a second flight during September to October.
Arizona flight can begin in February.
See Also
Anavitrinella pampinaria which has less bolder transverse lines.

Moth Photographers Group - related species for comparison.
Print References
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.