Anavitrinella atristrigaria
Anavitrinella atristrigaria  (Gulf Coast Gray)
Field Marks

This moth is very contrastingly marked--much more so than pampinaria. The thick black line that crosses both forewings is a good fieldmark, and the reddish shading is distictive (Barnes & McDunnough 1913). Very little (if anything) has been written about this moth since the original species description.


This genus was misspelled as 'Anavitrinelia' in the Hodges et al 1983 MONA checklist but corrected in the Parsons et al 1999 checklist.


Distribution pattern: Southeastern.
The range of this species is very poorly known--originally described from southernmost Texas--and this appears to be the only definitively established record. Specimens collected in FL, GA, and MS have been tentatively identified as this species in the Cornell Collection. This species is not, however, listed on the Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida.

Anavitrinella atristrigaria
Barnes & McDunnough 1913
Cornell University
Reilly pers obs

Anavitrinella atristrigaria
Anavitrinella pampinaria

Similar Species

Anavitrinella pampinaria


Barnes , McDunnough JH. 1913. New North American Lepidoptera with notes on described species. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America vol 2 no 3. pp 93-162.

Hodges et al 1983

Parsons et al 1999