Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly a subfamily of Pyralidae; now considered a subfamily of Crambidae (see Butterflies & Moths of the World
157 species in 31 genera in our area (1)
Slender body; broad wings as in Geometer moths, but abdomen as long or longer than hind wings (in most Geometers, the abdomen is shorter than the hind wings). Many species are brightly colored and boldly patterned.
Predominantly tropical but represented throughout United States and southern Canada.
Larvae fold leaves or bore in stems and fruits of food plants.
Solis, M. Alma (2007) Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) (read online
Moths of the Grenadines
- links to pinned adult images (Matthew Barnes)