Anania lancealis

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Anania lancealis
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Dorsal view
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Lateral view
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A. lancealis
Binomial name
Anania lancealis
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Anania lancealis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775.

Mounted specimen

Subspecies[edit]

  • Anania lancealis lancealis
  • Anania lancealis bergmani
  • Anania lancealis honshuensis
  • Anania lancealis pryeri
  • Anania lancealis sinensis
  • Anania lancealis taiwanensis[2]

Description[edit]

The wingspan of Anania lancealis can reach 30–34 mm. Its forewings are long and narrow, especially in males. The upperside of the wings is whitish, with brown lines and patches.[3]

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

The larvae feed on Eupatorium cannabinum,[3] but is also reported on Jacobaea vulgaris, Teucrium scorodonia, Sium latifolium and Stachys. They pupate in a silken cocoon in which they also hibernate.[4]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found in most of Europe.[5] It prefers woodland and marshy fenland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anania lancealis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)". BioLib.cz. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Eugene Munroea and Akira Mutuuraa Contributions to a Study of the Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) of Temperate East Asia. III
  3. ^ a b c "63.017 BF1377 Anania lancealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)". UKMoths. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Anania lancealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)". Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Anania lancealis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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