Moths of North Dakota

Crambidae: Crambinae: Crambini

Agriphila ruricolella (Zeller 1863)

Common name: listed here as Lesser vagabond sod webworm.

Hodges #: 5399.

Identification: Rfw 9.4 mm, fw fringe metallic gold, terminal line a series of dots, frons evenly rounded, proboscis scaled at base.

Similar species: 2998, 5391, 5403.

Distribution: southern Canada and temperate United States east of the Rockies.

Hosts: general feeder on Poaceae– grasses.


moth image

ND, Cass Co., NE Fargo. 18- VIII- 1993, yard light. coll. D. Rider.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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