Neha Patil

Ancylis upupana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Scientific name  Ancylis upupana
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Ancylis
Rank  Species
Ancylis upupana
Similar  Ancylis selenana, Ancylis achatana, Ancylis comptana, Ancylis badiana, Eriopsela quadrana

Ancylis upupana is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in most of Europe (except Iceland, Ireland, the Iberian Peninsula and most of the Balkan Peninsula), east to Russia and China.

The wingspan is 13–20 mm. Adults are on wing from May to June. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Ulmus, Betula and Quercus. They spin a folded leaf or multiple leaves together into a pod and feed from within. It partly skeletonises the leaves.

References

Ancylis upupana Wikipedia


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