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51a0640.6 – 3379   Ancylis diminuatana Kearfott, 1905

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Synonymy: Ancylis diminuatana Kearfott, 1905
Anchylopera biarcuana of authors not Stephens, 1834
Tortrix diminutana of authors not Haworth, 1811
Phalaena geminana of authors not Donovan, [1806]
Taxonomic Notes: Ancylis diminuatana Kearfott, 1905, previously listed as synonym of the extralimital species A. diminutana (Haworth, 1811) in Heinrich (1923), erroneously listed in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist) as a misspelling of diminutana (Haworth, 1811), and later listed as a synonym of the extralimital species [3388.1] A. geminana (Donovan, 1806) in Brown (2005), is raised back to full species status in Gilligan et al. (2016), Zootaxa, 4178 (3): 366.
  • 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., P. Huemer, B. Wiesmair, 2016. Different continents, same species? Resolving the taxonomy of some Holarctic Ancylis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Zootaxa, 4178 (3): 347-370.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 165.271. (out of print)
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1905. Descriptions of new species of tortricid moths, from North Carolina, with notes. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 28: 361.
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  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Ancylis diminuatana
© Tom Murray
Ancylis diminuatana
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Ancylis diminuatana
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Ancylis diminuatana
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Ancylis diminuatana
13mm – © Jim Vargo
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15mm – © U. S. National Museum
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16mm – © U. S. National Museum
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18mm – © U. S. National Museum

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