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Photo#47302
Unknown - Acrolophus mycetophagus

Unknown - Acrolophus mycetophagus
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
April 9, 2006
Size: 9 mm
This is asmall moth, only 9 mm from head to tip of forewing as pictured. I cannot find a match. It is the first of its kind I've seen. If you can help with the ID, thanks so much.

Images of this individual: tag all
Unknown - Acrolophus mycetophagus Unknown - Acrolophus mycetophagus

Moved
Moved from Tubeworm Moths.

Glad to see it has been descr
Glad to see it has been described. It was a new sp. when I collected it. Thanks Bob.

0386.98 -- Acrolophus Moth -- Acrolophus mycetophagus
... at least I think there is a very good chance that it is this species, described by Don Davis (USNM) in 1990, and on the Florida Check List where it has been given the Hodges number 367.1 (which should be followed here). There is a photo by Alan Chin-Lee of Gainesville on this plate at MPG. I thought the photo might also be here at BugGuide.Net but I could not find it.

Mike Boone has a photo of an Acrolophid here with equally astounding appearance, but we never were able to firmly resolve the species involved. Acrolphids are extremely variable in appearance and it is possible that Mike's photo is also A. mycetophagus


I have seen in my yard several moths of this genus with these prominent hair pencils but was never successful in getting good photos of them.

Are these more of those hair pencils
we read about on ?

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