Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Young's Grass-veneer Moth
Crambus youngellus (Kearfott, 1908)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Identification: Forewing mostly silvery white with broad yellowish-orange streak running from subterminal line to base, and continuing onto shoulders and head to eye; ST line V-shaped, yellowish-orange, broad at inner margin, tapering to thin strip at angle of "V", and continuing to costa; terminal line thin, blackish, with 4 or 5 short dark dashes along lower half; triangular yellowish-orange apical dash; fringe white; hindwing white to pale gray
Wing Span: 2.2 cm
Life History:
Flight: June and July
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: Northeastern United States and southern Ontario
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.