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Species Acrolophus simulatus - Hodges#0381

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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 simulatus (Acrolophus simulatus - Hodges#0381)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolophus simulatus - Walsingham, 1882
This species is very distinctive and has very long palps in both sexes.


It can be distinguished from A. cressoni by the longer palps and lack of raised scales on the forewings, and from other eastern Acrolophus with similar palps by its tiny size (
appears to be widespread in the Southeast, from NJ south to FL west to TX
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