Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Chilo erianthalis (Capps, 1963)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Identification: Forewing gray with slight reddish tint. The dark shaded veins are limited to the outer half of the wing. Dark chevron shaped patch of scales in the median area. Terminal line is a series of black dots. Fringe is slightly metallic.
Wing Span: male 2.4 cm; female 2.5-2.8 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Saccharum [Erianthus] sp. Other grasses (Gramineae) likely.
Adult Food:
Range: Louisiana to South Carolina and Florida.
Management Needs:
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