Explanation of Names
Species name refers to the dark brown median area, which distinguishes this moth from the closely related Anaplectoides pressus.
Similar to Anaplectoides pressus, replacing it at high elevations in the Appalachian Mountains, distinguished by the dark median area contrasting boldly with the rest of the wing.
Only at very high elevations in the southern Appalachian Mountains, from West Virginia to North Carolina and Tennessee. Can be common within its restricted range.
High elevation forests in the southern Appalachian Mountains
Mid-summer. In West Virginia, it is most common in early- to mid-July.
Anaplectoides pressus is more evenly brown in coloration and does not overlap with this species in range.