Distribution Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay. Viette (1951) arecorded specimens of A. coscinophora from Brasil (Matto Grosso and southern Brazil) and Bolivia (Buenevista); and A. tesseloides from Paraguay and Brazil.
Systematics and Taxonomy Revalidated by Mielke & Grehan (2012). Two species were recognized by Viette (1951) but these were synonymized by Nielsen et al (2001) and Mielke & Grehan (2012). However, further considerationby Carlos Mielke and I of the features described by Viette (1951) suggests that A. tesseloides and A. coscinophora probably represent valid species. Further taxonomic work is needed to corroborate their status. Alloaepytus is a member of the tergal lobe clade (see Grehan, 2012).
Biology Unknown. Larvae are probably stem borers.
References Grehan, J.R. 2012.Morphological evidence for phylogenetic relationships within the Hepialidae (Lepidoptera: Exoporia). Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 42, 33-62. Mielke C. & J.R. Grehan 2012. Catalogue of the Latin American Hepialidae with taxonomic remarks (Lepidoptera). Nachricten des Entomologischen Veriens Apollo, N. F. 32: 131–158. Viette, P. 1950 (1951). Contribution à l'étude des Hepialidae (13e note). Sur quelques espèces sud-américaines. Bulletin Scientifique de Bourgogne 13, 1-7.