Grass Tubeworm Moth
Acrolophus arcanellus
Tineidae
Hodges 0340

      


Individual #2 - 07-29-07
Photos courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida

Identification: The body is slender. The forewing is blackish in males and dull yellowish-brown in females, both variable speckled with darker brown or black. Note the vague blackish bar in the lower median area and the reniform spot. The forewing outer margin is slightly brownish in females. The hindwing is dark grayish-brown in both sexes. The caterpillar host plant is birch.

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