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Subfamily Crambinae - Crambine Snout Moths

Moth Agriphila vulgivagellus ? - Agriphila vulgivagellus Crambid Changeable Grass-veneer - Fissicrambus mutabilis Moth to black light - Agriphila Crambidae: Crambus leachellus - Crambus leachellus Very small white moth with brown speckles & mouth tuft - Microcrambus elegans Elegant Grass-veneer - Hodges#5420 - Dorsal - Microcrambus elegans
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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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly considered a subfamily of Pyralidae (before the family Crambidae was split from Pyralidae)
Explanation of Names
Crambinae from type genus Crambus (Fabricius), from Greek meaning "dry, parched." Also, in Greek mythology, the child of Phineus and Cleopatra. (1)
197 species in 37 genera in our area (2).
larvae are stem borers, root feeders, leaf tiers, and leaf miners
Print References
Covell, pp. 403-404 (3)
Solis, M. Alma 2007. Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera). Revista Colombiana de Entomología 33(1): 1-9 (4)
Internet References
overview of subfamily plus sample pinned adult images and common name reference for subfamily (Gerald Fauske, Moths of North Dakota)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera)
M. Alma Solis. 2007. Revista Colombiana de Entomología 33 (1): 1-9.