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80a0722 – 4956   Anania extricalis (Guenée, 1854)

A. e. extricalis © Tim Reichard
Distribution: A. e. extricalis: MA west to IL and south to northern FL and TX, Munroe (1976).
A. e. dionalis: NL and NS to YT, Canada; ME to northern NY, USA, Munroe (1976).
Field Marks:
Wingspan: ~24mm
A. e. dionalis is paler and grayer than nominate subspecies.
Similar Species:
  • 4955 Anania leuschneri is smaller.
  • 5262 Framinghamia helvalis has a double discocellular bar (reniform).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Botys extricalis Guenée, 1854
Botys intricatalis Lederer, 1863
Botis oppilalis Grote, 1880
Pionea dionalis Walker, 1859
Pyrausta beddeci Dyar, 1913
Spilodes nisoeecalis Walker, 1859
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Forbes, W.T.M., 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States. Cornell University, Agricultural Experiment Station. Memoir, 68: 561.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1854. Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 8 (8): 1-448.
  • Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a, p. 33; pl. 1.60-66. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Anania extricalis
A. e. extricalis © Ken Childs
Anania extricalis
A. e. dionalis - LG - © Eric Knopf
Anania extricalis
A. e. extricalis USNM Coll. - LG – © H. McGuinness
Anania extricalis
A. e. dionalis - LG – © Jim Sogaard

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