Epicephala ancylopa Meyrick, 1918

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SUBFAMILY Ornixolinae
GENUSEpicephala
SPECIES ancylopa
AUTHORMeyrick, 1918
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONEpicephala ancylopa, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[India], Assam, Khasis Hills.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 25°7'0" Longitude: 91°21'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, BMNH; Paralectotypes 1♂, 1♀, genitalia slides No 32324♂, 32330♀, BMNH, designated by Li & Zhang 2016: 392. Two syntypes 1♂ and 1♀ collected in Malaysia are misidentification (Li & Zhang 2016: 392).
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1918b. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 2(6):161–192.
PAGINATION 173

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
China   Li, H. H. & Zhang, Z. 2016. Five species of the genus Epicephala Meyrick, 1880 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from China. - Zootaxa 4084(3):391–405. 400
India   Meyrick, E. 1918b. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 2(6):161–192. 173

Notes:  The distribution record of this species in Malaysia (collection record BM1981-549 in BMNH) is a misidentification (Li & Zhang 2016: 400).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Phyllanthaceae Glochidion sp.   Li, H. H. & Zhang, Z. 2016. Five species of the genus Epicephala Meyrick, 1880 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from China. - Zootaxa 4084(3):391–405. 392
*   Larvae feed on seeds in the fruits (Li & Zhang 2016: 392)