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Anania plectilis

Anania plectilis
Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, USA
August 21, 2012


Probably Anania tertialis or plectilis
Per Yang Z, et al. 2012, Anania coronata is confined to Europe. This is A. tertialis, plectilis, or tennesseensis. I don't think it is tennesseensis based on the description. Size would help.

A. plectilis forewing length = 11.55 ± 0.16 mm
A. tertialis forewing length = 9.80 ± 0.11 mm
A. tennesseensis forewing length = 9 m

A. plectilis, BOLD:AAA4730, and tertialis, BOLD:AAA4729, were formerly treated as subspecies of coronata. A. tennesseensis is new.

I'm thinking of placing all examples east of the Rockies without size, dissection, or DNA in a no taxon Anania tertialis or plectilis.

I knew this was coming but I
I knew this was coming but I had no idea it was done more than 3 years ago.

Have you seen the "Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea" that was published in November? I haven't had time to really dig into it but I've been told there are lots of changes.

If you know the stitch count of the sheet, you might be able to get a wing size. If so, I think they are safe to move. I should have the new pages set up by tomorrow.

Based on the thread count, th
Based on the thread count, the wing length is about 11mm.

A. plectilis
That make A. plectilis most likely and eliminates tennesseensis. It's also what I expect based on the BOLD maps. If you note the size on your other images where possible, I'll move them all. Thanks!

I added a comment on the BugGuide Moth Forum here back in November when it came out. The BG citation is here and the checklist can be found here. You can always get the most up to date info on Pyraloidea from the GlobIZ website here. The same people updating GlobIZ produced the checklist.

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