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Species Acrolophus cressoni - Cresson's Grass-tubeworm Moth - Hodges#0347

Cresson's Grass-tubeworm Moth  - Hodges # 0347  - Acrolophus cressoni Rough textured moth - Acrolophus cressoni small moth - Acrolophus cressoni Acrolophus cressoni Hodges #0347 – Acrolophus cressoni – Cresson's Grass Tubeworm Moth - Acrolophus cressoni Cresson's Grass Tubeworm Moth - Acrolophus cressoni Moth - Acrolophus cressoni Moth to blacklight - Acrolophus cressoni
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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 cressoni (Cresson's Grass-tubeworm Moth - Hodges#0347)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolophus cressoni (Walsingham, 1882) (1)
Eulepiste cressoni Walsingham, 1882 (2), (3)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of entomologist Ezra Townsend Cresson (1838-1926), who specialized in Hymenoptera.
Acrolophus has more than 53 named species in America north of Mexico. (4)
There are many new species awaiting description.
Wingspan averages 15-20 mm. (3), (3)
The original description as Eulepiste cressoni Walsingham, 1882 and the Hasbrouck 1964 revised description as Acrolophus cressoni (Walsingham) are available online in the print references below or PDF. (1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Arizona to Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida. (6), (7), (4), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults have been recorded mostly from May through October. (4), (12)
Larval host is grass species. (Gramineae). (12)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hasbrouck, F.F. 1964. Moths of the family Acrolophidae in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera). Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 114: 592 (1)
Walsingham, L. 1882. Notes on Tineidae of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 10: 169. (2)
Walsingham, L. 1887. A revision of the genera Acrolophus, Poey, and Anaphora, Clem. The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 35(2): 142. (3)