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Glyphipterigidae
360134.002490Acrolepiopsis incertella (Chambers, 1872) – Carrionflower Moth

Terry Harrison
Distribution: ON south to FL and MS and west to MI and IL.
Description/
Field Marks:
Adults emerge May to June and mate the following Spring.
Similar Species:
  • Acrolepiopsis heppneri Gaedike, 1984 is separated by genitalia and DNA barcode. Adults emerge in October and apparently mate the following year.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Heribeia incertella Chambers, 1872
Agriope dorsimaculella Chambers, 1873
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Landry, J.-F., 2007. Taxonomic review of the leek moth genus Acrolepiopsis (Lepidoptera: Acrolepiidae) in North America. The Canadian Entomologist, 139(3): 319-353.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Acrolepiopsis incertella
[T] Ken Childs
Acrolepiopsis incertella
[T] Tom Murray
Acrolepiopsis incertella
Reared - M. J. Hatfield
Acrolepiopsis incertella
Reared - M. J. Hatfield
Acrolepiopsis incertella
DNA - LG – J-F Landry (CNC)
Acrolepiopsis incertella
- DNA - LG – J-F Landry (CNC)
Acrolepiopsis incertella
11mm – Jim Vargo
Acrolepiopsis incertella
M. J. Hatfield LG
fruit umbel of Carrion flower, Smilax herbacea

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