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Species Ancylis unguicella - Hodges#3382

Ancylis unguicella - Hodges #3382 - Ancylis unguicella Ancylis unguicella Ancylis unguicella? - Ancylis unguicella Ancylis unguicella? - Ancylis unguicella
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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 unguicella (Ancylis unguicella - Hodges#3382)
Hodges Number
3382
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ancylis unguicella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phalaena (Tinea) unguicella Linnaeus, 1758 (1)
Anchylopera plagosana Clemens, 1864 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "having a hook, nails or claws."
Size
FWL ♂ 7–8.5 mm , ♀ 7–9 mm. (3)
Identification
Adult - one of few Anyclis with dark fasciate wing markings. (3)
Range
Holarctic. In the Palearctic it is found from Western Europe to Siberia, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan. In the Nearctic it is present from Alaska and British Columbia east to Ontario and south to Colorado. (3)
Type locality: Ancylis unguicella (Linnaeus), Europe; Anchylopera plagosana Clemens, Labrador.
Habitat
Heathland and moors. (3)
Food
Larvae feed on various species of Erica (Ericaceae) and on Calluna (Ericaceae). (3)
See Also
A. achatana has a similar wing pattern, but the median fascia is not as well defined. (3)
Identical in wing pattern to A. pacificana. In the Pacific Northwest, where A. pacificana is also present, species-level determinations should rely on the male genitalia. (3)
Print References
Gilligan, T.M, P. Huemer & B. Wiesmair. 2016. Different continents, same species? Resolving the taxonomy of some Holarctic Ancylis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Zootaxa 4178 (3): 350. (3)
Linnaeus, C., Systema Naturae, 10th ed., p.536. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - live & pinned images
Works Cited
1.Systema Naturae, 10th ed.
Carolus Linnaeus (Carl Linné). 1758.
2.North American micro-lepidoptera.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1864. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 2(4): 415-430.
3.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.