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Species Nascia acutellus - Streaked Orange - Hodges#4937

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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Nascia
Species acutellus (Streaked Orange - Hodges#4937)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crambus acutellus Walker, 1866
Botis venalis Grote, 1878
the only species in this genus in North America; uncommon in Ohio
wingspan about 22 mm, based on MPG specimen
Adult: forewing light yellow to orange or brownish with dark brown longitudinal streaks along veins
hindwing pale yellowish with whitish or pale gray shading
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas, north to Nebraska, Michigan, Ontario; also reported from Colorado
wet grassy areas containing sedges; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light
adults fly from May to August
unknown but presumably sedges (Cyperaceae); larvae of the Eurasian species N. cilialis feed on Carex and Cladium sedges
See Also
Sclerocona acutellus
Print References
Walker, F. 1866 b: Supplement 5. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 35: 1753.
Internet References
live and pinned adult images by Hugh McGuinness and Jim Vargo respectively (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus flight season, habitat, distribution (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
distribution plus type localities and food plants of similar Eurasian species (Markku Savela, FUNET)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)