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Species Ancylis columbiana - Hodges#3362

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Classification
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 columbiana (Ancylis columbiana - Hodges#3362)
Hodges Number
3362
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ancylis columbiana (McDunnough, 1955)
Anchylopera columbiana McDunnough, 1955 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the type location (British Columbia).
Numbers
Powell & Opler (2009) states "there are about 35 described species of Ancylis in America north of Mexico" (2)
Moth Photographers Group (2014) lists 39 described species of the genus. (3)
Size
McDunnough (1955) listed the wingspan 18-20 mm. (1)
Range
California(4) to Montana and British Columbia.
Holotype ♂ from Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. (5)
Season
The main flight period appears to be May to September.
Food
Larval host is ceanothus (Ceanothus). (6)
Print References
McDunnough, J.H., 1955. Critical remarks on the synonymy of certain Anchylopera species, with description of new species (Lepidoptera, Eucosmidae). American Museum Novitates, 1725: 10; fig. 11. (1)