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Species Acrobasis rubrifasciella - Alder Tubemaker Moth - Hodges#5690

Empty tube on alder - Acrobasis rubrifasciella Empty tube on alder - Acrobasis rubrifasciella Acrobasis rubrifasciella 5690 Alder Tubemaker tube and larva - Acrobasis rubrifasciella 5690 Alder Tubemaker - empty tube - Acrobasis rubrifasciella St. Andrews leaf feeder from frass tube on Alnus serrulata SA1176 2017 1 - Acrobasis rubrifasciella St. Andrews leaf feeder from frass tube on Alnus serrulata SA1176 2017 2 - Acrobasis rubrifasciella Acrobasis rubrifasciella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Acrobasis
Species rubrifasciella (Alder Tubemaker Moth - Hodges#5690)
Hodges Number
5690
Explanation of Names
Acrobasis rubrifasciella Packard, 1873
Acrobasis alnella McDunnough, 1922
Acrobasis dyarella Ely, 1910
* phylogenetic sequence #800178
Size
Larvae mature at 14.3-22.5 mm(1)
Identification
Larvae - head pale reddish brown to dark reddish brown without distinct maculation. Dorsum of body dark purplish brown to pale greenish brown, purple, or green more distinct at overlap of segments; meson of thorax and abdomen frequently paler; pale lateral patches on thorax followed by broad pale lateral streak on abdomen; venter dark purplish brown to greenish brown(1)
Range
Wisconsin to Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia south to Florida(1)
Food
Alnus spp., Alnus rugosa and A. serrulata(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group (images of live and pinned adults)
Moths of Maryland (image of pinned adult)
Works Cited
1.Taxonomy of Acrobasis larvae and pupae in Eastern North America (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
H. H. Neunzig. 1972. USDA Technical Bulletin 1457.