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Species Acrolophus piger - Hodges#0371

Acrolophus piger Unknown moth - Acrolophus piger Piger Tubeworm Moth - Hodges #0371 - Acrolophus piger Moth - Acrolophus piger Hodges #0371 - Acrolophus piger 0383 – Texas Grass Tubeworm Moth - Acrolophus piger Acrolophus piger Acrolophus sp.? - Acrolophus piger
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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 piger (Acrolophus piger - Hodges#0371)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Piger Grass Tubeworm Moth - MPG
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolophus piger (Dyar)
Orig. Comb: Ortholophus piger Dyar 1900
49 spp. n. of Mex. (1)

Dets. Ed Knudson, 2009
mostly: May-Oct (MPG)
See Also
Acrolophus piger [0371] and Acrolophus forbesi [0353] belong to differ groups but look the same and can't be separated without the genitalia or a good look at features of the head. Eyes in A. forbesi are naked or with very short setae and look naked. Eyes in A. piger are setose. ~ P. Jump
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