Common gray

Anavitrinella pampinaria

"Anavitrinella pampinaria", the common gray, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in most of North America except the arctic regions, south to Mexico. Adults are on wing from April to October.
Common Gray (Anavitrinella pampinaria) At porch lights near an overgrown backyard habitat.
 Anavitrinella pampinaria,Common gray,Geotagged,Summer,United States

Appearance

The wingspan is 23–34 mm. The color of the forewing varies from medium gray to light yellowish-gray with heavy dark gray or black mottling. The first abdominal segment forms a pale whitish band, bordered proximally by a black line. This black line extends onto the base of the hindwing and onto the forewing, then curves forward but usually breaks before reaching the costa. The postmedial line is wavy and toothed. The subterminal line is white, scalloped or zigzagged. The hindwing color and pattern is similar to that of the forewing.
Common Gray - Anavitrinella pampinaria Gray moth with black mottling. The first abdominal segment has a pale whitish band that is bordered proximally by a black line - this black line extends onto the base of the hindwing and forewing, then curves forward, but usually breaks before reaching the costa. Postmedian line is wavy.

Habitat: Attracted to 365+395 nm LED lights in a semi-rural area

2021(174) Anavitrinella,Anavitrinella pampinaria,Common gray,Geometridae,Geotagged,Moth Week 2021,Summer,United States,moth

Food

The larvae feed on "Malus", "Fraxinus", "Trifolium", "Pyrus", "Populus" and "Salix" species. The larvae are light brown and mimic twigs. The head is flat-faced, mottled with tan, white, black and occasionally pink. There are often black spots forming a dark blotch to either side of the triangle.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyGeometridae
GenusAnavitrinella
SpeciesA. pampinaria