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Species Crambus quinquareatus - Large-striped Grass-veneer Moth - Hodges#5369

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Classification
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 Crambus
Species quinquareatus (Large-striped Grass-veneer Moth - Hodges#5369)
Hodges Number
5369
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Originally described in 1877 by Philipp Christoph Zeller as Crambus quinquareatus
Identification
Very similar to Crambus leachellus but the area beyond the tip of the silver streak is also white, thus appearing to connect the larger streak with the small white terminal triangle. This same area in leachellus is yellowish. Also, the outer margin of the FW is slightly more concave than in leachellus, yielding a slightly more pointed apical area; this is best judged only in flat lateral views of the wing or in specimens.
Food
As the common name suggests, the caterpillars feed on various grasses