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Ancylis platanana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Ancylis
Ancylis platanana
Similar  Ancylis comptana, Acleris semipurpurana, Ancylis, Cydia caryana, Cydia latiferreana

Ancylis platanana is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in the eastern United States, including Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The wingspan is 11–15 mm. It is a variable species. There are at least four generations per year.

The larvae feed on Platanus species, including Platanus occidentalis. They live on the underside of the leaves, folding them slightly and spinning a web shelter under which they feed and pupate.

References

Ancylis platanana Wikipedia


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