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Species Ancylis simuloides - Hodges#3363

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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 simuloides (Ancylis simuloides - Hodges#3363 )
Hodges Number
3363
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ancylis simuloides (McDunnough(1), 1955)
Anchylopera simuloides McDunnough, 1955 (2)
Numbers
Powell & Opler (2009) states "there are about 35 described species of Ancylis in America north of Mexico" (3)
Moth Photographers Group (2014) lists 39 described species of the genus. (4)
One subspecies was described Anchylopera simuloides sierrae McDunnough, 1955
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length as 7-9 mm. (3)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Range
California(6) to British Columbia. (3)
Holotype Anchylopera simuloides sierrae McDunnough, 1955 ♂ collected USA, California, Tulare Co., Mineral, "June 24-30", USNM.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The adults are most common from January to August in California and June to August in other areas. (4)
Remarks
The species was described from very few specimens collected in British Columbia. California specimens were termed Ancylis simuloides ssp. sierrae by McDunnough(2), but may be a species yet to be described. (3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.. (4)
Print References
McDunnough, J.H., 1955. Critical remarks on the synonymy of certain Anchylopera species, with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera, Eucosmidae). American Museum Novitates, 1725: 14. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 16, figs 44, 45; p. 140. (3)