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Species Ancylis cordiae - Hodges#3388

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Enarmoniini
Genus Ancylis
Species cordiae (Ancylis cordiae - Hodges#3388)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ancylis cordia Busck, 1933 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plan genus (Cordia).
Wingspan 13 mm. (1)
Distinguishing feature: Second joint of the labial palpi with strong tuft, concealing terminal joint; white at base, light brown at apex, with a small black spot on outer side. Evident in posted specimen. (Ann Hendrickson)
Southwest Texas and Southern Florida, south into the Caribbean. (2)
Type locality: Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba. (1)
Larvae are leaftiers of curaciao bush (Cordia globasa) and liane savon (Gouania polygama). (3), (1)
Print References
Busck, A., 1933. Microlepidoptera of Cuba. Entomologica Americana 13(4): 154. (1)
Works Cited
1.Microlepidoptera of Cuba.
August Busck. 1933. Entomologica Americana 13(4): 151-190.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database