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300070.6 – 0352   Acrolophus filicicornis (Walsingham, 1887)

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Similar Species:
  • A. texanella and A. filicicornis occur together only in the Guadelupe Mtns. of Texas. A. filicicornis is common in AZ, central NM (not eastern NM), and western Texas. To the east of this, it's not filicicornis. A. texanella is very common in eastern U. S. Texanella is brown not gray. The antenna of texanella have a complete scale anelli: filicicornus does not have a complete anellus. ~ Peter Jump
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Felderia filicicornis Walsingham, 1887
Acrolophus filicornus Davis, 1983
Acrolophus mexicanellus Beutenmüller, 1888
Taxonomic Notes: Acrolophus filicicornis (Walsingham, 1887) is misspelled as filicornis in some lists.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hasbrouck, F.F., 1964. Moths of the family Acrolophidae in America North of Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 114: 542; figs. 49-53.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1887. A revision of the genera Acrolophus, Poey, and Anaphora, Clem. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 137-173.
Acrolophus filicicornis
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Acrolophus filicicornis
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