Moths of North Dakota

Crambidae: Crambinae: Crambini

Crambus praefectellus (Zincken 1821)

Common name: listed here as ‘Common grass-veneer.’

Hodges #: 5355.

Identification: Rfw 11 mm., fw silvery stripe at base < width of darker area above it, proboscis with scales at base.

Similar species: 5344, 5354, 5357, see also 5378, 3149, 3014, 3035.

Distribution: southern Canada and United States west into the Rockies and southwest-ward into California.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Poaceae– grasses.


moth image

ND, Cass Co., UV light. 26- VIII- 1965, coll. G. Mauston.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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