Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Crambidia xanthocorpa (Lewis, 2014)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Crambidia xanthocorpa is superficially most similar to Crambidia cephalica; it usually can usually be distinguished by the white patagia, tegulae, and prothorax of eastern specimens of the latter, which are pale to butter yellow in C. xanthocorpa" .
Wing Span: 2.4-3.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: Late May to August
Caterpillar Hosts: Suspected to be fungi growing on mature dead pine tree trunks
Adult Food:
Range: New York south to Georgia in the east and west from Ohio south into Mississippi, east of the Mississippi River.
Management Needs: