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300087.2 – 0371   Acrolophus piger (Dyar, 1900)
             Piger Grass Tubeworm

Ken Childs
Similar Species:
  • Acrolophus piger [0371] and Acrolophus forbesi [0353] belong to different groups but look the same and can't be separated without the genitalia or a good look at features of the head. Eyes in A. forbesi are naked or with very short setae and look naked. Eyes in A. piger are setose. ~ P. Jump
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Ortholophus piger Dyar, 1900
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hasbrouck, F.F., 1964. Moths of the family Acrolophidae in America North of Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 114: 597; figs. 112-117.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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