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Species Neodactria luteolellus - Mottled Grass-veneer - Hodges#5379

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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 Neodactria
Species luteolellus (Mottled Grass-veneer - Hodges#5379)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neodactria luteolella (alternate spelling)
described in 1860 by Clemens, who originally placed it in genus Crambus
two subspecies listed at All-Leps: luteolellus and refotalis
wingspan 13-24 mm
Adult: forewing variably yellowish to brownish-orange to grayish-brown; median and subterminal lines indistinct, wavy, orangish; subterminal line angled inwards near the top; terminal line very indistinct, sometimes consisting of only a row of 3-5 dark dots; apex slightly pointed; hindwing brownish-gray [adapted from description at U. of Alberta]

Mark Dreiling's Specimen
Labrador and Quebec to North Carolina, west to Arizona and California, north to Alberta
grassland areas
adults fly in June and July
larvae probably feed on grass
Life Cycle
one generation per year
See Also
Neodactria caliginosellus forewing is dark gray; N. zeellus forewing is paler, lacks orangish shading.