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Species Acrolophus macrophallus - Hodges#0363

Moth - Acrolophus macrophallus
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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 macrophallus (Acrolophus macrophallus - Hodges#0363)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolophus macrophallus Hasbrouck, 1964 (1)
Explanation of Names
macrophallus describes the extremely elogate aedeagus. (1)
There are more than 53 species of the genus Acrolophus in America north of Mexico. (2)
There are many new species awaiting description.
Wingspan: (1)
♂ 17-23 mm.
♀ 22-29 mm.
Hasbrouck (1964) original description is available online in the print references.

"Peter Jump reports that you can't separate Acrolophus variabilis [0385] from A. macrophallus [0363] without looking at the genitalia (although in some cases the forewing length can distinguish the species).
Variabilis forewing length male 9-14 mm: female 12-16 mm.
Macrophallus forewing length male 9-10 mm: female 10-12 mm."

Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Arizona, and possibly New Mexico. (2), (1)
Mexico. (1)
Adults are reported from July and October. (2), (1)
Larval host is unknown.
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: 676. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of the family Acrolophidae in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Frank F. Hasbrouck. 1964. Proceedings of The United States National Museum 114: 487-706.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems