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Species Crambus youngellus - Young's Grass-veneer - Hodges#5349

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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 youngellus (Young's Grass-veneer - Hodges#5349)
Hodges Number
5349
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crambus youngellus Kearfott, 1908 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of collector Charles H. Young of Ottawa. Young supplied many "exquisitely mounted specimens" to Kearfott, August Busck and J.H. McDunnough and has several lepidoptera named for him, including Acleris youngana (McDunnough), Crambus youngellus Kearfott, Sympistis youngi (McDunnough) and Thaumatographa youngiella (Busck). (1)
Size
Wingspan about 22 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult: forewing mostly silvery white with broad yellowish-orange streak running from subterminal line to base, and continuing onto shoulders and head to eye; ST line V-shaped, yellowish-orange, broad at inner margin, tapering to thin strip at angle of "V", and continuing to costa; terminal line thin, blackish, with 4 or 5 short dark dashes along lower half; triangular yellowish-orange apical dash; fringe white; hindwing white to pale gray.
Range
Records from Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and Maine, south to North Carolina and Tennessee. (2)
Type locality: Mer Bleue, Ontario (C.H. Young, July 2-10). (1)
See Also
Girard's Grass-veneer (C. girardellus) forewing lacks the upper portion of the ST line, and has no triangular apical dash.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1908. Descriptions of new species of North American crambid moths. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Washington 35 (1649): 380. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new species of North American crambid moths.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1909. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 35: 367-393.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group