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Species Acrobasis tricolorella - Tricolored Acrobasis Moth - Hodges#5655

Mineola Moth - Acrobasis tricolorella Acrobasis tricolorella Tricolored Acrobasis - Acrobasis tricolorella Tricolored Acrobasis Moth - Acrobasis tricolorella Pyralidae: Acrobasis tricolorella - Acrobasis tricolorella Possible Acrobasis tricolorella - Acrobasis tricolorella Acrobasis tricolorella ? - Acrobasis tricolorella Acrobasis tricolorella ? - Acrobasis tricolorella
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Classification
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 tricolorella (Tricolored Acrobasis Moth - Hodges#5655)
Hodges Number
5655
Other Common Names
Destructive Pruneworm Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrobasis tricolorella Grote, 1878
* phylogenetic sequence #167950
Size
forewing length 8 - 11 mm (1)
Identification
Adults - distinguished by lack of a forewing scale ridge and is colorful compared to other Acrobasis, having a white transverse line at the basal one-fourth, usually followed by a rust orange patch, and a postmedial line in sinuate, well defined, and often followed by rust scaling (1)
Larvae - red (1)
Range
southern Canada and northern United States and in the west through the Rocky Mountains states to New Mexico, Arizona, and California (1)
Season
Adults fly June though October (1)
Food
larvae feed on flowers and fruit of Rosaceae, including Prunus, cherries, moutain ash, rose, and Christmas berry (1)
Life Cycle
Larva constructs and lives in a frass tube.
Life cycle images (MJ Hatfield)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.