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Species Acrolophus panamae - Panama Grass-tubeworm Moth - Hodges#0368

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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 panamae (Panama Grass-tubeworm Moth - Hodges#0368)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolophus panamae Busk, 1914
alar expanse - males 10-12mm; females 17-21mm (Hasbrouck)
Small, mostly brown, with some silvery and orange scales (more of the orange becomes visible as the moth fades), with little frills on the legs:

A. heppneri also has these tiny leg frills, but it it a more plain brown species without the silvery and orange scaling of A. panamae.

Mostly Southeastern, but occurring as far north as coastal New York State.
June-July (guide images)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of the family Acrolophidae in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Frank F. Hasbrouck. 1964. Proceedings of The United States National Museum 114: 487-706.