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Anania lancealis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Genus  Anania
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Family  Crambidae
Scientific name  Anania lancealis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Anania, Anania crocealis, Butterflies and moths, Anania perlucidalis, Anania fuscalis

Anania lancealis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae.

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Subspecies

  • Anania lancealis lancealis
  • Anania lancealis bergmani
  • Anania lancealis honshuensis
  • Anania lancealis pryeri
  • Anania lancealis sinensis
  • Anania lancealis taiwanensis
  • Description

    The wingspan of Anania lancealis can reach 30–34 mm. Forewings are long and narrow, especially in males. The upper side of the wings is whitish, with brown lines and patches.

    These moths fly at dusk from May to Mid August depending on the location.

    The larvae feed on Eupatorium cannabinum, but is also reported on Jacobaea vulgaris, Teucrium scorodonia, Sium latifolium and Stachys. They pupate in a silken cocoon in which they also hibernate.

    Distribution and habitat

    This species can be found in most of Europe. It prefers woodland and marshy fenland.

    References

    Anania lancealis Wikipedia


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