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Species Acrolophus cockerelli - Hodges#0345

Moth - Acrolophus cockerelli Moth - Acrolophus cockerelli Moth - Acrolophus cockerelli Moth - Acrolophus cockerelli - male - female Acrolophus cockerelli? - Acrolophus cockerelli Acrolophus cockerelli? - Acrolophus cockerelli Acrolophus cockerelli
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Classification
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 cockerelli (Acrolophus cockerelli - Hodges#0345)
Hodges Number
0345
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolophus cockerelli (Dyar, 1900)
Eulepiste cockerelli Dyar, 1900
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of zoologist T. D. A. Cockerell (1866–1948).
Size
Wingspan 16 mm (Dyar, 1900).
Identification
"[The] moths are in the cockerelli species group and may be that species. To be certain I would need to see a slide of the male genitalia." - Don Davis at the USNM, commenting on the following photo.
Food
Larvae of Acrolophus typically make silken tubes in the soil and feed at the surface on grass thatch or roots.(1)
Print References
Dyar, H. G. 1900. Notes on some North American species of Tineidae. The Canandian Entomologist 32: 307