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300087.3 – 0372   Acrolophus plumifrontella (Clemens, 1859)
             Eastern Grass Tubeworm

© Mark Dreiling
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Synonymy: Anaphora plumifrontella Clemens, 1859
Acrolophus angustipennella Beutenmüller, 1887
Anaphora bombycina Zeller, 1873
Acrolophus cervinus Walsingham, 1887
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clemens, B., 1859. Contribution to American Lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 11: 261.
  • 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: 546; figs. 54-58.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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