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Tortricidae
51a0665 – 3377   Ancylis muricana (Walsingham, 1879)
             Red-headed Ancylis

Tom Murray
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Synonymy: Phoxopteryx muricana Walsingham, 1879
Phoxopteris cornifoliana Riley, 1881
Taxonomic Notes: Ancylis muricana (Walsingham, 1879) included as a subspecies Ancylis cornifoliana (Riley, 1881) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist) and Gilligan & Brown in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023). Pohl et al. (2016) erroneously treated cornifoliana as a valid species.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 165.270. (out of print)
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Riley, C.V., 1881. Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (Leaf-rollers). Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, 4: 324.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Ancylis muricana
Bill Dupree
Ancylis muricana
Steve Scott
Ancylis muricana
Tom Murray
Ancylis muricana
10mm – Jim Vargo
Ancylis muricana
10mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Ancylis muricana
Mississippi Entomological Museum
Ancylis muricana
- syntype (cornifoliana) - LG – T. M. Gilligan
Ancylis muricana
10mm – U. S. National Museum
Ancylis muricana
9mm – U. S. National Museum
Ancylis muricana
George Smiley LG
in a folded Blackberry (Rubus) leaf - 9mm
Ancylis muricana
George Smiley LG
5mm

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