Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Choristostigma plumbosignalis (Fernald, 1888)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Identification: Forewing yellow with broad purplish-gray or silvery-gray (lead-colored) PM line shaped like a Y, with the top of the "Y" near or touching the costa; hindwing off-white with pale yellowish tint along outer margin
Wing Span: 2.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: June to August
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Habitat: Grassland coulees, aspen parkland, and wooded areas in boreal forest and mountains
Range: British Columbia and Alberta to Arizona and New Mexico, east to South Dakota
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.