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Genus Anacampsis

Anacampsis levipedella Micro tusked - Anacampsis tristrigella Moth 09.07.11 (1) - Anacampsis agrimoniella Anacampsis fullonella - Hodges#2236 - Anacampsis fullonella moth - Anacampsis argyrothamniella Anacampsis conclusella  - Anacampsis conclusella Anacampsis Moth - Hodges #2233 - Anacampsis conclusella twirler moth - Anacampsis coverdalella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Anacampsis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anacampsis Curtis, 1827
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet from Greek άναχάμπω meaning "to bend back," for the re-curved palps. (1)
More than 20 describes species in America north of Mexico most from the eastern United States. (2)
Wingspans 10-21 mm.
Small moths with slender wings; some species have a grayish forewing with a white band crossing it about two-thirds distance from base; in other species, much of the forewing is orange, or mottled white & gray, or mostly black.
Most of United States and into southern Ontario. Also occurs throughout Eurasia and in Central and South America.
Life Cycle
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Print References
Curtis, J., 1827. British entomology being illustrations and descriptions of the genera of insects found in Great Britain and Ireland, vol.4: Pl.189.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of natural history terms with their derivations, including the various orders, genera, and species.
David H. McNicoll. 1863. Lovell Reeve & Company.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.