Ancylis myrtillana

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Ancylis myrtillana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Acleris
Species: A. geminana
Binomial name
Ancylis myrtillana
(Treitschke, [1830])[1][2]
  • Phoxopteryx myrtillana Treitschke, 1830
  • Anchylopera myrtillana f. bidentana Strand, 1901
  • Ancylis myrtillana coeneni Gibeaux, 1985
  • Phoxopteryx dentana Laharpe, 1858
  • Anchylopera myrtillana f. distracta Strand, 1901

Ancylis myrtillana is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It was described by Treitschke in 1830. It is found in most of Europe and has also been recorded in North America. The habitat consists of moorland.

The wingspan is 12–16 mm.[3] Adults are on wing from May to July in one generation per year.[4]

The larvae feed on Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea and Vaccinium uliginosum. They feed from within a pod, created by spinning two leaves together.[5] The species overwinters as a final instar larvae within a cocoon made in litter.