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Species Crambus hamella - Hodges#5340

Unknown Moth - Crambus hamella moth - Crambus hamella - male genitalia - Crambus hamella - male
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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 Crambus
Species hamella (Crambus hamella - Hodges#5340)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crambus hamella (Thunberg, 1794)
Tinea hamella Thunberg, 1788
The genus Crambus includes more than 41 species in America north of Mexico. . (1), (2)
The wingspan averages 18–23 mm.
Scattered records across northern North America and the southern plains; also occurs in much of Europe and Asia.
The adults appear to be most common from July to September. (2)
The larval host plant is various grass species.
Print References
Thunberg, 1788. Mus. Nat. Acad. Upsal. 6: 78.