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Species Platytes vobisne - Platytes Moth - Hodges#5394

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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 Platytes
Species vobisne (Platytes Moth - Hodges#5394)
Hodges Number
the only species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan 12-13 mm
Adult: forewing silvery-white with several dark brown lines, including zigzag PM and ST lines; hindwing dark gray; fringes of both wings long, silvery
Internet records from scattered locations: Connecticut, Michigan, Ontario, Illinois, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Alberta
wet grasslands/prairies
the few Internet records available are all in late June
larvae presumably feed on one or more species of grass
See Also
Some other mostly white Crambini species look similar:

Crambus albellus              Crambus perlella              Arequipa turbatella           Microcrambus copelandi    Microcrambus biguttellus

Internet References
pinned adult image by C.D. Bird, plus habitat, description, presumed foodplant, distribution (Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)
pinned adult image by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
habitat and presence in Illinois (Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources)
presence in Wisconsin; list with date and location; search on species "vobisne" (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
presence in Michigan; PDF doc list (Mogens Nielsen, Michigan State U.)