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80a0718 – 4953.1   Anania plectilis (Grote & Robinson, 1867)

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Synonymy: Botys plectilis Grote & Robinson, 1867
Taxonomic Notes: Anania plectilis (Grote & Robinson, 1867), formerly treated as a synonym of Anania coronata (Hufnagel, 1767), a species extralimital to North America, is raised to full species status in Leraut (2005), Nouv. Rev. Entomol., 22(2): 128.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Leraut, P.J.A., 2005. Contribution à l'étude de quelques genres et espèces de Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie, 22(2): 123-139.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Yang Z., J-F. Landry, L. Handfield, Y. Zhang, M.A. Solis, D. Handfield, B.G. Scholtens, M. Mutanen, M. Nuss, P.D.N. Hebert, 2012. DNA barcoding and morphology reveal three cryptic species of Anania (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) in North America, all distinct from their European counterpart. Systematic Entomology, 37: 687-705. (PDF)
Anania plectilis
- gen. - © Aaron Hunt
Anania plectilis
LG – (cc) Miss. Ent. Mus.
Anania plectilis
© George Smiley LG
on Sambucus canadensis - 23mm
Anania plectilis
© George Smiley LG
on Sambucus canadensis - 26mm
Anania plectilis
© George Smiley LG
Anania plectilis
© George Smiley LG

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