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Species Acrolophus plumifrontella - Eastern Grass-tubeworm Moth - Hodges#0372

Eastern Grass-tubeworm Moth - Hodges #0372 - Acrolophus plumifrontella - male Eastern Grass-tubeworm Moth - Hodges#0372 - Acrolophus plumifrontella - male Moth to porch light  - Acrolophus plumifrontella MOTH - Acrolophus plumifrontella Acrolophus plumifrontella? - Acrolophus plumifrontella Moth to porch light  - Acrolophus plumifrontella - male Tube worm Moth - Acrolophus plumifrontella Moth ID Request  - Acrolophus plumifrontella
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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 plumifrontella (Eastern Grass-tubeworm Moth - Hodges#0372)
Hodges Number
0372
Size
circa 28 mm wingspan (based on photo measurements)
Identification
In fresh condition, the pinkish coloration makes this species unmistakable:

Females are further distinguished by their exceptionally long palps, longer than any other eastern Acrolophus:

These can unfortunately become damaged or broken off, making the ID tougher: