Supriya Ghosh

Ancylis comptana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Section  Cossina
Scientific name  Ancylis comptana
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ancylis, Ancylis selenana, Ancylis achatana, Ancylis badiana, Epinotia cruciana

Ancylis comptana, the strawberry leaf-roller or Comptan's ancylis moth, is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found from the United Kingdom and Scandinavia to northern Spain and Turkey, Asia Minor, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, China, Mongolia, Korea and Japan. In North America, it is represented by ssp. fragariae.

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The wingspan is 11–14 mm. Adults are on wing from April to June and from mid-July till September. There are two generations per year in Europe. In the northern United States, moths of the first generation fly from the end of March to April and those of the second in late May and June. Here, a third or sometimes even a fourth generation occurs, flying in August and from September to October.

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The larvae feed on Sanguisorba minor, Potentilla, Fragaria, Teucrium, Rosa, Dryas octopetala, Rubus idaeus, Rubus icaesius and Thymus. The larvae damage soft fruits, especially strawberry but also raspberry. The species has become an important pest of strawberries on some locations in the United States.

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Subspecies

  • Ancylis comptana comptana (Eurasia)
  • Ancylis comptana fragariae (North America)

  • Ancylis comptana Moth Photographers Group Ancylis comptana 3374
    Ancylis comptana Hants Moths 49205 Ancylis comptana

    References

    Ancylis comptana Wikipedia


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