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Species Crambus satrapellus - Hodges#5372

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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 satrapellus (Crambus satrapellus - Hodges#5372)
Hodges Number
5372
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
3 synonyms listed at FUNET:
Crambus aculeilellus
C. aureorufus
C. elegantellus
Size
wingspan about 21 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing light golden brown with silvery-white stripe that doesn't come close to touching costa, and is tapered at both ends; slender white "branch" diverges about midway along lower edge of stripe toward inner margin; distal end of stripe extends to subterminal line; separate spindle-shaped white dash lies beside distal end of stripe, and touches or extends beyond ST line almost to outer margin; ST line thin, dark; hindwing white to pale yellowish; top of thorax light golden brown; abdomen dark brown
Range
South Carolina to Florida, plus disjunct records from Maryland and Michigan
Season
adults fly from July to September in Michigan; perhaps an extended season in the south
See Also
Watson's Grass-veneer (Crambus watsonellus) forewing white stripe is broader (especially near the base) and almost touches the costa along the basal half of its length, but does not extend to the subterminal line, and the white spindle-shaped distal dash does not touch or extend beyond the ST line.
Also see images of other Crambus species by Jim Vargo at MPG.
Internet References
pinned adult image (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult image (Giff Beaton, Georgia)
live adult image by Machele White, Florida (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in South Carolina; county distribution map (John Snyder, Furman U., South Carolina)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Michigan; PDF doc list (Mogens Nielsen, Preliminary List of Michigan Moths, U. of Michigan)
synonyms (Markku Savela, FUNET)