Anania coronata species complex – Crowned Phlyctaenia

This species has been  reworked – it’s now considered to include 4 separate species.  A. coronata is found only in Europe.  The other 3 species are found in the U.S.  From what I know so far, they can be tentatively separated by size and range:

Anania tertialis – forewing length 10 mm; range eastern and western nearctic

Anania plectilis – forewing length 11.5 mm; range eastern nearctic

Anania tennesseensis – forewing length 9mm; range Tennessee

(Bugguide)

Caterpillar foods:  Elderberry (Sambucus), Alder (Alnus), Hickory (Carya), Lilac (Syringa), Bindweed (Convolvulus), Ash (Fraxinus), Privet (Ligustrum), Viburnum, Sunflower (Helianthus)  (Bugguide)

7/27/2012

 

7/27/2012

 

8/25/2013

Anania coronata 8-25-13 1

 

5/30/2016  possibly Anania tertialis;  measured forewing length at about 10mm

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