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51a0653 – 3365   Ancylis spiraeifoliana (Clemens, 1860)

Reared - Steven Whitebread
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 spiraeifoliana Clemens, 1860
Phoxopteryx spiraeifoliana Walsingham, 1879
Anchylopera spireaefoliana Clemens, 1860
Taxonomic Notes: Ancylis spiraeifoliana (Clemens, 1860) corrects the spelling of spireaeifoliana at MPG, an apparent typo. Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist) lists as a synonym spireaefoliana (Clemens, 1860), a misspelling corrected by later authors based on the host plant genus Spiraea.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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., 1932. Notes on and descriptions of some American moths. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 79(287913), art. 13: 12.
  • 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 Mass Moths
Ancylis spiraeifoliana
12mm – U. S. National Museum
Ancylis spiraeifoliana
- 12mm – U. S. National Museum
Ancylis spiraeifoliana
Steven Whitebread LG
on Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Ancylis spiraeifoliana
Steven Whitebread LG
Ninebark leaf fold
Ancylis spiraeifoliana
Canadian National Collection LG

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