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Acrolophus texanella?  - Acrolophus filicicornus

Acrolophus texanella? - Acrolophus filicicornus
Pena Blanca Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 27, 2013

Moved from Moths. Thanks very much, Bob and Peter.

0352 - Acrolophus filicicornus (note spelling)
I sent the photo, asking about differences between A. filicicornus and A. texanella, to Peter Jump who responded:

"Your photo is of Acrolophus filicicornis sex unknown. Notice the spelling. The checklist has the spelling incorrect (it was spelled filicornus).

"First the two species in question; they only occur together in the Guadelupe Mtns. of Texas. A. filicicornis is common in AZ, central NM (not eastern NM), and western Texas. If your moth is to the east of this, its not filicicornis. A. texanella is very common in eastern U. S. Texanella is brown not gray. The antenna of texanella have a complete scale anelli: filicicornus does not have a complete anellus."

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