Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Wide-stripe Grass-veneer Moth
Crambus unistriatellus (Packard, 1867)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Identification: Forewings light brown with a broad silver-white discal stripe which is almost parallel-sided and extends from the base to the outer margin; submarginal row of minute black dots. The hindwings are white.
Wing Span: 2.3-2.8 cm
Life History:
Flight: May through July
Caterpillar Hosts: grasses, grass roots (Poaceae)
Adult Food:
Habitat: Grasslands
Range: Southern Canada and northern United States: Fernald (1896) reported it from Labrador, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and California. It has also been reported from British Columbia (Dyar 1904) and Michigan (Scholtens 1996). In Alberta, Bowman (1951) reported it from the Edmonton and Nordegg areas.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.
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