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Ancylolomia tentaculella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Genus: Ancylolomia
  • Acylolomia Hampson, 1919
  • Jartheza Walker, 1863
  • Pseudoctenella Strand, 1907
  • Ctenus Mabille, 1906
  • Tollia Amsel, 1949

Ancylolomia is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1825.


Palpi porrect (stretched forward), thickly clothed with hair, and extending about three times the length of head. Maxillary palp triangularly scaled. Frons oblique. Abdomen long. Tibia with outer spurs about two-thirds lengths of inner. Forewings long and narrow. The rounded apex. The outer margin excised below apex, then excurved. Veins 3, 4 and 5 from angle of cell and veins 7, 8 and 9 stalked. Vein 10 free and vein 11 becoming coincident with vein 12. Hindwings with vein 3 from close to angle of cell. Veins 4 and 5 from angle or stalked. Vein 6 from above middle of discocellulars and obsolescent. Vein 7 anastomosing (fused together) with vein 8.[2]



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  2. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1896). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Moths Volume IV. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  • Bassi, G., 2004: Crambidae: Crambinae and Cybalomiinae (Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea). – In: W. Mey (ed.), The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia, Part 1. Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie Memoir 1: 215–220.
  • Bleszynski, S., 1970: A revision of the Oriental species of the genus Ancylolomia Hübner (Studies on the Crambinae, Lepidoptera Pyralidae part 49). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 113 (1): 27-43.
  • Maes, K.V.N., 2011: New Crambidae from the Afrotropical region (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae). Lambillionea 111 (3) Tome 1: 241-248.
  • Wang, P.-Y. & S.-M. Sung, 1982: New species and new records of the genus Ancylolomia Hübner from China with notes on specifying the Palaearctic species groups (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Acta Entomologica Sinica 24 (2): 196-202.