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Genus Anacampsis

Twirler Moth - Anacampsis levipedella Dark-headed Aspen Leafroller - Anacampsis innocuella Anacampsis conclusella? - Anacampsis conclusella March Dagger Moth (Diurnea fagella) - Anacampsis Many-spotted Dichomeris - Anacampsis unknow moth - Anacampsis niveopulvella genitalia - Anacampsis - female Twirler Moths - Anacampsis
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Classification
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)
Numbers
More than 20 describes species in America north of Mexico most from the eastern United States. (2)
Size
Wingspans 10-21 mm.
Identification
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.
Range
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.