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36a0231 – 2490.1   Acrolepiopsis heppneri Gaedike, 1984

Terry Harrison
Distribution: NH west to IL and south to TN and AL.
Field Marks:
Adults emerge in October and apparently mate the following year.
Similar Species:
  • Acrolepiopsis incertella (Chambers, 1872) is separated by genitalia and DNA barcode. Adults emerge May to June. A fresh Spring adult is more likely to be this species.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acrolepiopsis heppneri Gaedike, 1984
Taxonomic Notes: Acrolepiopsis heppneri Gaedike, 1984, n. sp., Entomologische Abhandlungen, v. 47, p. 179-194.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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 Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at
Acrolepiopsis heppneri
[T] Jon & Nancy Rapp
Acrolepiopsis heppneri
DNA - LG – J-F Landry (CNC)
Acrolepiopsis heppneri
DNA - LG – J-F Landry (CNC)
Acrolepiopsis heppneri
Jim Vargo
Acrolepiopsis heppneri
Terry Harrison

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