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51a0646 – 3358   Ancylis discigerana (Walker, 1863)
             Yellow Birch Leaffolder

Ilona Loser
Distribution: Type locality: Nova Scotia.
Genitalia: See Heinrich (1923), Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus. 123: 236; pl. 56, fig. 395. Per McDunnough (1955), Heinrich's figure for spiraeifoliana, fig. 395, refers to discigerana and his figure for discigerana, fig. 392 refers to A. s. sierrae), an error which Heinrich (1932) later acknowledged.
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Synonymy: Grapholita discigerana Walker, 1863
Anchylopera spiraeifoliana of authors not Clemens, 1860
  • 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.
  • Heinrich, C., 1932. Notes on and descriptions of some American moths. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 79(287913), art. 13: 12-13.
  • 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
  • Walker, F., 1863. Tortricites and Tineites. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 28: 384.
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