Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Crambus agitatellus Clemens, 1860

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Identification: Forewing squared as in other Crambus species; tiny black dots among silvery scales along terminal line. Lower half of forewing deep yellow, upper half white, crossed by sharply angled brown pm. line and thin, rounded st. line. Blackish streaks extend from pm. line to outer margin. Hindwing white with gray shading.
Wing Span: 1.7-2.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses and other low plants.
Adult Food:
Range: Maine to West Virginia, west to Indiana, Kentucky, and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL