Ancylosis samaritanella

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Ancylosis samaritanella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Ancylosis
Species: A. samaritanella
Binomial name
Ancylosis samaritanella
(Zeller, 1867)[1]
  • Euzophera samaritanella Zeller, 1867

Ancylosis samaritanella is a species of snout moth in the genus Ancylosis. It was described by Zeller in 1867.[1] It is found in Spain, Russia,[2] Turkey, Jordan, the Canary Islands, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Turkestan and Central Asia.[3]

Adults are small with narrow forewings. They are whitish, dusted with blackish with two paler transverse lines. The hindwings are whitish with a grey margin.[4]