Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Eastern Grass-veneer
Crambus laqueatellus (Clemens, 1860)


Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Identification: Similar to C. agitatellus but larger with narrower forewing. Note silvery white border along costa, bisected by brown lengthwise streak. Faint dark streaks extend inward from outer margin (not just a row of terminal dots as in C. agitatellus. Pm. and st. lines barely visible; streaks do not contrast much with forewing ground color.
Wing Span: 2.3-3 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Mosses.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Maine to South Carolina and Mississippi, west to Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL