Tubeworm Moths / Burrowing Webworms

Family Acrolophidae


Members of the family Acrolophidae bear rough, bristly scales on the head. Most have long, three-segmented labial palpi, which are upcurved (seen best in a lateral view).

The common names refer to some species whose larvae construct silken tubes in the ground.


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Acrolophus mycetophagus
Acrolophus popeanella
Acrolophus sp.

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