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Species Acrobasis betulella - Birch tubemaker moth - Hodges#5688

Birch tubemaker moth - Acrobasis betulella - male Birch Tubemaker - Acrobasis betulella Acrobasis betulella - female Acrobasis betulella Acrobasis betulella Acrobasis betulella Acrobasis betulella Acrobasis betulella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Acrobasis
Species betulella (Birch tubemaker moth - Hodges#5688)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrobasis betulella Hulst, 1890 (1)
syn. Acrobasis hebescella Hulst, 1890
Explanation of Names
Species named for larval host Betula (birch).
There are more than 44 species of the genus Acrobasis in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Northeastern United States; southeastern Canada. (2)
The main flight period is June to October. (2)
The larval host plants are Betula species including the following. (4)
Betula populifolia Marshal (gray birch).
Betula papyrifera Marshal (paper birch).
Life Cycle
Notes in PDF. (4)
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1890. The Phycitidae of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 17: 125-126. (1)
Neunzig, H.H., 1975. A new species of Acrobasis Zeller on river birch (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 77(2): 238, figs. 1-5. Full text PDF
Neunzig, H.H., 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 59; pl. 6.10-17. (5)
Works Cited
1.The Phycitidae of North America
George D. Hulst. 1890. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 17(2): 93-228.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.Taxonomy of Acrobasis larvae and pupae in Eastern North America (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
H. H. Neunzig. 1972. USDA Technical Bulletin 1457.
5.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 15.2 Pyralidae (Part) Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 1986. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems