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Species Crambodes talidiformis - Verbena Moth - Hodges#9661

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Condicinae
Tribe Leuconyctini
Genus Crambodes
Species talidiformis (Verbena Moth - Hodges#9661)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Verbena Groundling (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crambodes talidiformis Guenée, 1852
Carvanca conjungens Walker, 1858
The only species found in America north of Mexico.(2)
Forewing length 12-15 mm. (3)
Larvae mature to about 25-30 mm. (4), (1)
Alberta to Quebec south to Arizona and Texas in the West and North Carolina in the East. (5), (6), (3)
Adults have at least two broods and fly from May to October. (3)
Larval host is vervain (Verbena). (4)
Life Cycle
Pre-pupal larva turn reddish. Overwinter as pupa. (1)
See Also
Caterpillar similar to The Nutmeg (Anarta trifolii). (1)
Print References
Guenée, A. 1852. Nocuelites 2. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species General des Lepidopteres 6: 152
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p.293, pl.52.51 (3)