Chrysocrambus craterellus

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Chrysocrambus craterellus
Crambidae - Chrysocrambus craterellus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Chrysocrambus
Species: C. craterellus
Binomial name
Chrysocrambus craterellus
(Scopoli, 1763)
  • Chrysocrambus craterella
  • Chrysocrambus craterella abruzzellus Bleszynski, 1958
  • Chrysocrambus abbruzzellus Bleszynski & Collins, 1962
  • Chrysocrambus craterellus var. alpinus Bleszynski, 1958
  • Crambus klimeschi Toll, 1938
  • Chrysocrambus craterella defessellus Toll, 1948)
  • Chrysocrambus craterella libani Bleszynski, 1958
  • Phalaena Tinea rorella Linnaeus, 1767
  • Crambus craterella stachiellus Toll
Mounted specimen

Chrysocrambus craterellus is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It was first described by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in his 1763 Entomologia Carniolica.


  • Chrysocrambus craterellus craterellus (Central and Southern Europe, Urals, Transcaucasus, Asia Minor) [1]
  • Chrysocrambus craterellus alpinus Bleszynski, 1958 (France)
  • Chrysocrambus craterellus abruzzellus Bleszynski, 1958 (Abruzzi, Italy)
  • Chrysocrambus craterellus stachiellus (Toll, 1938) (Podolia, Ukraine)
  • Chrysocrambus craterellus libani Bleszynski, 1958 (Lebanon)
  • Chrysocrambus craterellus defessellus (Toll, 1947) (Iran)


Chrysocrambus craterellus has a wingspan of about 20 mm.[2] Wings are yellowish and characterized by a few longitudinal brown lines, with two transversal brownish lines close to the apex.[3] The moth flies from June to July depending on the location.[4] The larvae feed on Festuca and other Gramineae species.[4]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found in southern Europe[3][5] and the Middle East.[1] It prefers meadows, pastures and grasslands.[2]


  1. ^ a b Savela, Markku. "Chrysocrambus Bleszynski, 1957". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Chrysocrambus craterellus (Scopoli, 1763)". Lot Moths and Butterflies. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "63.106 BF1320 Chrysocrambus craterella". UKMoths. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Lepidoptera of Belgium
  5. ^ Fauna Europaea