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Species Crambus unistriatellus - Wide-stripe Grass-veneer - Hodges#5344

Wide-stripe Grass-veneer Moth - Crambus unistriatellus Wide-stripe Grass-veneer Moth - Crambus unistriatellus Wide-stripe Grass-veneer Moth - Crambus unistriatellus Crambidae: Crambus unistriatellus - Crambus unistriatellus Crambus unistriatellus genitalia - Crambus unistriatellus - male Wide-stripe Grass-veneer Moth - Crambus unistriatellus Wide-stripe Grass-veneer Moth - Crambus unistriatellus
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Crambini (Grass-Veneers)
Genus Crambus
Species unistriatellus (Wide-stripe Grass-veneer - Hodges#5344)
Hodges Number
5344
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crambus exesus Grote, 1880
Size
wingspan 23-28 mm
Identification
Forewings light brown with a broad silver-white discal stripe which is almost parallel-sided and extends from the base to the outer margin; submarginal row of minute black dots. The hindwings are white.
Range
Southern Canada and northern United States: Fernald (1896) reported it from Labrador, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and California. It has also been reported from British Columbia (Dyar 1904) and Michigan (Scholtens 1996). In Alberta, Bowman (1951) reported it from the Edmonton and Nordegg areas.
Habitat
Grasslands
Season
Adults from May through July
Food
Larvae feed on grasses, grass roots (Poaceae)
See Also
Large-striped Grass-veneer (Crambus quinquareatus) forewing has distinct subterminal line, and species has more southerly distribution, from North Carolina to Florida (see additional images at All-Leps)
Leach's Grass-veneer (C. leachellus) forewing white stripe is spindle-shaped (not parallel-sided) and does not reach outer margin
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - Images of live & pinned specimens, plus common name reference
All-Leps - Images of pinned specimens & Range Data
Moths of North Dakota - Image & Info