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Genus Agriphila

Possible Bluegrass webworm moth - Agriphila vulgivagellus Lesser Vagabond Sod Webworm - Agriphila ruricolellus Agriphila vulgivagellus – Vagabond Crambus Moth? - Agriphila Crambidae: Agriphila attenuatus - Agriphila attenuatus Agriphila vulgivagellus - Vagabond Crambus ? - Agriphila vulgivagellus Moth - Agriphila vulgivagellus Unidentified Agriphila  - Agriphila 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.