Crambus hamella

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Crambus hamella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Crambus[1]
Species: C. hamella
Binomial name
Crambus hamella
(Thunberg, 1788)
  • Tinea hamella Thunberg, 1788
  • Crambus hamellus
  • Palparia baccaestria Haworth, 1811
  • Tinea ensigerella Hübner, 1813
  • Argyroteuchia ensigeralis Hübner, 1816

Crambus hamella is a species of moth in the Crambidae family. It is found in most of Europe (except the Iberian Peninsula and most of the Balkan Peninsula),[2] east to the Russian Far East (Amur, Sakhalin) and Japan.[3] It is also found in North America, including Alberta, Arizona, Manitoba, Michigan, Oklahoma and Ontario.[4]

The wingspan is 18–23 mm.[5] Adults are on wing from July to August in generation per year.[6]

The larvae feed on grasses, possibly including Deschampsia flexuosa.


  • Crambus hamella hamella (Eurasia)
  • Crambus hamella carpenterellus Packard, 1874 (North America)


  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Crambus at funet
  4. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  5. ^
  6. ^ UKmoths