Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Elegant Grass-veneer
Microcrambus elegans (Clemens, 1860)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Identification: Wings silvery white. Forewing variably shaded with brown, heaviest in upper pm. area. St. line sharp, even, parallel to outer margin. Look for seven blackish terminal dots.
Wing Span: 1.2-1.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses.
Adult Food:
Range: Maine and Ontario to Florida, west to Kansas and the Gulf Coast.
Management Needs: