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Species Ancylis uncella - Hodges#3378

Moth - Ancylis uncella
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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 uncella (Ancylis uncella - Hodges#3378)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ancylis uncella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) (1)
Tinea uncella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 (2)
Ancylis carbonana Heinrich, 1923 (3)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin unce for the "uncus" (in Lepidoptera, Diptera, and elsewhere, the curved hook directed downward from a triangular dorsal plate in the male and shielding the penis). (4)
Powell & Opler (2009) states "there are about 35 described species of Ancylis in America north of Mexico" (5)
Moth Photographers Group (2014) lists 39 described species of the genus. (6)
Heinrich (1923) listed the wingspan 12.5-16.5 mm. (3)
Heinrich (1923) original description available online. (3)
The peak of the flight period appears to be May to August. (6)
Bower (1984) reports May and August for Maine. (7)
Pohl et al. (2010) reports May to June in Alberta. (8)
Print References
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend: 136. (2)
Gilligan et al. 2016. (1)
Heinrich, C. 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin, 123: 248; fig. 407. (3)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend.
Michael Denis & Ignaz Schiffermüller. 1775. Augustin Bernardi, Wien. pp.323.
3.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.
4.Explanation of terms used in entomology
John Bernardh Smith. 1906. Brooklyn Entomological Society.
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.A List of the Lepidoptera of Maine. Part 2, The Microlepidoptera. Section 1 & 2
Auburn E. Brower. 1984. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 114: 1-70.
8. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Gary G. Anweiler, B. Christian Schmidt, Norbert G. Kondla. 2010. ZooKeys 38: 1–549.
9.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems