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Genus Anacampsis

Moth - Anacampsis fragariella Moth - Gelechiid - Anacampsis Coverdale's Anacampsis Moth - Hodges #2234 - Anacampsis coverdalella Anacampsis fullonella - Hodges#2236 - Anacampsis fullonella Tiny Brown Moth with White Stripe - Anacampsis agrimoniella Anacampsis Moth - Hodges #2251.95 - Anacampsis new-species moth - Anacampsis lupinella Red eyed moth - Anacampsis levipedella
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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
22 species in North America (
7 species in Ontario (based on search at Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
wingspan 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 (based on Internet search)
woodlands and wood edges
Life Cycle
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Internet References
pinned adult images of several species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult images of A. tristrigella (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image of A. coverdalella (Mississippi State U.)
pinned adult image of the holarctic species A. populella (J.P. Kaitila, Finland)
presence in California; list (California Moth Species List, U. of California at Berkeley)