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Species Crambus saltuellus - Pasture Grass-veneer - Hodges#5363

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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 saltuellus (Pasture Grass-veneer - Hodges#5363)
Hodges Number
5363
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crambus saltuellus Zeller, 1863
Identification
Adult: very similar to Crambus agitatellus but forewing with broad white stripe bisected by prominent brownish-yellow strip [instead of a faint yellowish strip or no strip at all, as in C. agitatellus]; several double black lines run from end of white stripe to ST line, and also from base to ST line near inner margin in well-marked individuals; terminal line thin, black, continuous near costa but breaking into separate black dots toward inner margin; hindwing pale brownish-yellow, unmarked
Range
northeastern United States south to at least North Carolina, plus southern Ontario
Season
adults fly from May to September
Food
larvae feed on various grasses
Remarks
During the late 1990s, Jeff Skevington et al collected extensively throughout the area where this photo was taken. They found C. saltuellus but not agitatellus.
See Also
Crambus agitatellus is very similar but white stripe on forewing is either all white or partially bisected by faint yellowish strip [not a prominent brownish-yellow strip], and double black lines in subterminal area are fewer and do not run from base to ST line near inner margin
Print References
Skevington, Jeff, Dave Caloren, Ken Stead, and Kirk Zufelt. 2001. Insects of North Lambton. 181 pp. Lambton Wildlife Inc.
Zeller, P. C. 1863: Chilonidarum et Crambidarum genera et species. Wiegandt & Hempel, Meseritz & Berlin. 22