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51a0651 – 3363   Ancylis simuloides (McDunnough, 1955)

Mark Dreiling
Distribution: Type locality (A. s. simuloides): DeepCreek,Peachland, BC.
Type locality (A. s. sierrae): Mineral King, Tulare Co., CA.
Type locality (A. s. litoris): Carmel, CA.
Field Marks:
See McDunnough (1955), Am. Mus. Novit., 1725: 1-16.
See Heinrich (1923), Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus. 123: 236; pl. 56, fig. 392. Per McDunnough (1955), Heinrich's figure for discigerana, fig. 392 refers to A. s. sierrae).
Genitalia: See McDunnough (1955), Am. Mus. Novit., 1725: 1-16.
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Synonymy: Anchylopera simuloides McDunnough, 1955
Ancylis discigerana of authors not Walker, 1863
Anchylopera litoris McDunnough, 1955
Anchylopera sierrae McDunnough, 1955
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 123: 236; pl. 236, fig. 392 (discigerana).
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1955. Critical remarks on the synonymy of certain Anchylopera species, with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera, Eucosmidae). American Museum Novitates, 1725: 1-16.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 16.44m, 16.45m; p. 140. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Ancylis simuloides
E. LaGasa & WSDA
Ancylis simuloides
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Ancylis simuloides
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Ancylis simuloides
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