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Distribution: Type locality (conflexana): Nova Scotia.
Type locality (amblygona): Washington.
Type locality (cometana): Mendocino Co., CA.
Type locality (floridana): Ohio.
Type locality (fragariae): Illinois.
Type locality (lamiana): Brunswick, ME.
Type locality (pulchellana): Virginia.
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Synonymy: Tortrix comptana Frölich, 1828
Phoxopteris amblygona Zeller, 1876
Phoxopteryx cometana Walsingham, 1879
Grapholita conflexana Walker, 1863
Phoxopteris floridana Zeller, 1876
Anchylopera fragariae Walsh & Riley, 1869
Anchylopera lamiana Clemens, 1864
Anchylopera pulchellana Clemens, 1864
Taxonomic Notes: Ancylis comptana of authors; (not Frölich, 1828) is a placeholder name in Gilligan & Brown (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). "True" comptana is treated as extralimital to North America in (Gilligan et al. 2020). DNA data in BOLD clearly distinguishes the NA specimens identified as A. comptana as a separate taxon from those in Europe. A. conflexana is the senior available name for Nearctic specimens and it's usage is putative. Future study may determine if there is more than one species represented by the many NA synonyms for this taxon. (Michael Sabourin, pers. comm., 2023)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB2712 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 164.268. (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).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 16.42m; p. 140. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Ancylis comptana of authors
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11mm – © U. S. National Museum
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