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51a0654 – 3366   Ancylis laciniana (Zeller, 1876)

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Genitalia: See Heinrich (1923), Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus. 123: 240; pl. 56, fig. 391. (The validity is questioned by McDunnough (1955).
Similar Species:
  • The following members spiraeifoliana species complex (Gilligan et al. 2008) cannot at present be reliably distinguished by external features of adults. (A. mira is here included based on DNA barcode):
    • 3365 A. spiraeifoliana
    • 3366 A. laciniana
    • 3367 A. burgessiana
    • 3368 A. mira
    • 3369 A. fuscociliana
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Anchylopera laciniana Zeller, 1876
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, T.M., D.J. Wright, L.D. Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine moths of the midwestern United States. An identification guide. Bulletin of the Ohio Biological Survey, 16(2): 162.265 (out of print).
  • 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: 240.
  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
Ancylis laciniana
© Bob Patterson
Ancylis laciniana
© Hugh McGuinness
Ancylis laciniana
© Jason Dombroskie
Ancylis laciniana
15mm – © U. S. National Museum
Ancylis laciniana
16mm – © U. S. National Museum
Ancylis laciniana
© Canadian National Collection LG

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