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Frilly Grass-tubeworm Moth

Acrolophus myctophagus

Description:

Brown, black and white moth. Thick tufts of white hairs on legs. 12 mm long.

Habitat:

Seen on the inside of a window during the day.

Notes:

Had to tape white paper outside of the window to get my iphone to focus. Then I had to put a piece of plywood behind it on the inside to get the outside shot. Larvae feed on bracket fungi.

3 Comments

tomk3886
tomk3886 3 months ago

Thank you SukanyaDatta and ForestDragon for the suggestions. This is the first moth that's come to my attention that feed on fungi in their larval stage.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 3 months ago

Fancy, but not a Slug Moth. :-)

tomk3886
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tomk3886

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Spotted on Jan 19, 2021
Submitted on Jan 20, 2021

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