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Genus Agriphila

Agriphila vulgivagellus ? - Agriphila vulgivagellus TN_TINY moth - Agriphila Another featherduster moth - Agriphila plumbifimbriellus Crambidae: Agriphila vulivagellus - Agriphila vulgivagellus Vaagabond Crambus Moth - Agriphila vulgivagellus Crambidae: Agriphila vulgivagellus - Agriphila vulgivagellus Agriphila ruricolellus? - Agriphila ruricolellus Snout Moth - Agriphila vulgivagellus
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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)
Tribe Crambini (Grass-Veneers)
Genus Agriphila
Other Common Names
Feather Duster Moth (Robin McLeod), Vagabond Crambus, Sod Webworm (various species)
10 species occur in America north of Mexico. (1)
Cultivated land, fields, etc.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on grasses.
Print References
Brimley, p. 298--Crambus (2)
Covell, p. 403 (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 182. (4)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.