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300095.000385Acrolophus variabilis – (Walsingham, 1887)

Arlene Ripley
Similar Species: Peter Jump reports that you can't separate Acrolophus variabilis [0385] from A. macrophallus [0363] without looking at the genitalia (although in some cases the forewing length can distinguish the species).

Variabilis forewing length male 9-14 mm: female 12-16 mm.

Macrophallus forewing length male 9-10 mm: female 10-12 mm.

References
Acrolophus variabilis
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Acrolophus variabilis
25mm – Jim Vargo
Acrolophus variabilis
29mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Acrolophus variabilis
27mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum

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