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Frilly Grass - tubeworm Moth

Acrolophus mycetophagus

Description:

At 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon, I opened the front door, and I saw a moth, resting on the outside of the front door. This moth, was one fourth of an inch long. Order: Lepidoptera Family: Tineidae Genus: Acrolophus ( Tubeworm Moths ) Species: mycetophagus ( Frilly Grass - tubeworm Moth) Larval host food: bracket fungus

Habitat:

I found this moth, resting on the outside, of the front door. Range: South Carolina to Florida. West to Texas.

Notes:

At 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon, I opened the front door, and I saw a moth, resting on the outside, of the front door. This moth, was one fourth of an inch long.

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1 Comment

Machi
Machi 2 years ago

A Tubeworm Moth. I'd guess Acrolophus mycetophagus http://bugguide.net/node/view/103938

Florida, USA

Lat: 27.85, Long: -80.79

Spotted on Feb 17, 2017
Submitted on Feb 18, 2017

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