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300094.5 – 0383   Acrolophus texanella (Chambers, 1878)
             Texas Grass Tubeworm

© Robert Zimlich
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: Anaphora texanella Chambers, 1878
Atopocera barnesii Dyar, 1900
Acrolophus hulstellus Beutenmüller, 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.
  • 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: 532; figs. 36-38.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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© Bob Patterson - A. cf. texanella
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