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Species Acrolophus arcanella - Hodges#0340

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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 arcanella (Acrolophus arcanella - Hodges#0340)
Hodges Number
Fresh specimens show scattered raised white scales on the forewings but the white scales can disappear with wear. The palps of males are relatively short and point up. The palps on females are very short and point forward.
Clover roots (Ohio State U)
This is a common eastern species that has been mostly confused with Acrolophus popeanella.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults