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Species Acrolophus walsinghami - Hodges#0386.1

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Acrolophinae (Burrowing Webworm Moths)
Genus Acrolophus (Tubeworm Moths)
Species walsinghami (Acrolophus walsinghami - Hodges#0386.1)
Hodges Number
0386.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolophus walsinghami Möschler, 1890
Anaphora triatomella Walsingham, 1897
Explanation of Names
Davis (1986) formally synonymized A. walsinghami with A. triatomellus noting that the had been previously noted in the Neotropical Checklist (Davis, 1984). However, walsinghami was described seven years earlier indicating that it should have priority.
Identification
Per Dr. James E. Hayden here: "The dark "W" on the forewing is distinctive, but the exact coloration is highly variable, so I would need to see genitalia."
Range
Per Dr. James E. Hayden here: "...a Caribbean species that has become widespread in south Florida since at least 2000..."
Print References
Davis, D.R. 1986. Neotropical Tineidae, I. The types of H. B. Moschler (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea) bugguide. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 88(1): 86 (Acrolophus triatomellus)
Möschler,H.B. 1890. Die Lepidopteren-Fauna der Insel Portorico. Abhandlungen Herausgeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft. 16: 336
Walsingham, T.G. 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1897:172 (Anaphora triatomella)