Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1300457

Frilly Grass Tubeworm Moth
Acrolophus mycetophagus

Observation date: July 13, 2021
Date notes: Sunny mid 80's
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Several of these in this area so I will submit it as a group photo. I can resubmit separately if necessary.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: August 03, 2021
Coordinator notes: Probably resident; MPG has sightings just south of the VA border in NC. BG and BOLD aren't much help with this one. Some of your photos don't look very frilly, but I think you're right about the ID, especially the first two photos. See MPG: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=367.1 JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County