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Species Ancylis muricana - Red-headed Ancylis - Hodges#3377

Moth - Ancylis muricana Moth - Red-headed Ancylis – 3377 - Dorsal - Ancylis muricana Red-headed Ancylis - Ancylis muricana Tortricid Moth  - Ancylis muricana Ancylis muricana Olethreutinae, lateral - Ancylis muricana moth - Ancylis muricana Ancylis muricana
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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 muricana (Red-headed Ancylis - Hodges#3377)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ancylis muricana (Walsingham, 1879)
Phoxopteryx muricana Walsingham 1879 (1)
Phoxopteris cornifoliana Riley, 1881 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #620665
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin muricatus meaning "purple colored" for the "purplish grey" thorax. (1)
Wingspan 9-13 mm. (3), (1)
Adult - original description (1):
Palpi short, whitish, the apical point almost concealed: head and patagia pale ferruginous; antennae slightly darker; thorax purplish grey. Fore wings - the costa arched; apex falcate - with the basal portion (nearly half) steel-blue towards the costa, blending into reddish brown outwardly along the dorsal margin, bounded on the dorsal half by a whitish oblique patch, and on the costal half by a reddish-brown or ferruginous ill-defined fascia, which is connected on its outer edge with a ferruginous shade towards the apex: several very short oblique whitish costal streaks, prolonged in blue lines towards the upper edge of the pale ocellated patch, of which the inner half is suffused with shining steel-blue; there is a shining silvery line at the base of the pale ochreous cilia. Hind wings brownish fuscous; cilia paler.
Type ♀ . Expanse of wings 10 mm.
Beginning of May 1871, Washington (D.C.)
Eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada.
Life Cycle
Record here of caterpillar shows a host plant is blackberry (Rubus species):
Print References
Walsingham, Thomas de Grey (Lord). 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 4, 74, Pl.77, f.6 (1)
Works Cited
1.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
2.Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (Leaf Rollers).
Riley, C.V. 1881. Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, 4: 316-324.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group