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Species Ancylis goodelliana - Hodges#3380

Ancylis goodelliana Ancylis goodelliana Unknown - Ancylis goodelliana
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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 goodelliana (Ancylis goodelliana - Hodges#3380)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ancylis goodelliana (Fernald, 1882)
Phoxopteris goodelliana Fernald, 1882 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Henry Hill Goodell (1839-1905) who preceded Fernald as the President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, now the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Wingspan 15-18 mm. (2)
FWL ♂ 6–9.5 mm, ♀ 6.5–8.5 mm. (3)
Very similar to Ancylis diminutana. The main difference between A. diminutana and A. goodelliana is how straight or even the border between the dark and light halves of the wing is. A. goodelliana should have a more even lateral line separating the dark and light, while A. diminutana has a very sinuous line.
The above comment was made prior to Gilligan et al. (2016) (3) which also mentions, "The light gray to white costal margin and black streaks along the radius and cubitus of the forewing separate A. goodelliana from other Ancylis treated here." The pale area of the costal margin is usually more extensive than it is for A. diminuatana, usually reaching the apex and the black streaks can be heavy but are usually very light making identification for some (most?) individuals difficult without dissection.
Records from Minnesota, Ontario and Maine, south to Florida. Also Alberta. (4)
Type locality: Maine. (2)
See Also
Some individuals of A. uncella appear similar, but the brown to reddish-brown median fascia is always expressed on the costa in A. uncella. (3)
Lighter (or worn) individuals of A. diminuatana may also appear similar, although the costa is usually not as pale in the distal half, and A. diminuatana lacks the black streak along the radius. (3)
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 69. (1)
Gilligan et al. 2016, Zootaxa 4178(3):361; Figs. 17–22. (redescription) (3)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae.
Charles Henry Fernald. 1882. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 65-72.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
3.Different continents, same species? Resolving the taxonomy of some Holarctic Ancylis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
Gilligan, T.M, P. Huemer & B. Wiesmair. 2016. Zootaxa 4178 (3):347-370.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group