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Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth

Acrolophus popeanella


Brown moth about 25 mm long (1 inch).


Semi tropical.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Clemens' Grass Tubeworm Moth
Acrolophus popeanella 373 Clemens' Grass Tubeworm - Acrolophus popeanella - BugGuide.Net

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LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Jakubko for the ID and link.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Lovely spotting you have here, Luis. This is definitely a tubeworm moth, in the genus Acrolophus, but the species needs to be confirmed. While it looks very similar, the range of A. popeanella is known only to the Eastern United States and Texas, but you are on the west of Mexico, which would be out of range. That being said, I'm still confident in the species ID.

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 5, 2013

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