Microcrambus biguttellus

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Microcrambus biguttellus
Microcrambus biguttellus – Gold-stripe Grass-veneer Moth (14811294982).jpg
Microcrambus biguttellus – Gold-stripe Grass-veneer Moth (14624937100).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Microcrambus
Species: M. biguttellus
Binomial name
Microcrambus biguttellus
Forbes, 1920
Synonyms
  • Crambus biguttellus Forbes, 1920
  • Crambus biguttelus Schaus, 1940

Microcrambus biguttellus, the gold-stripe grass-veneer, is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by William Trowbridge Merrifield Forbes in 1920.[1] It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.[2] It has also been recorded from Cuba and Puerto Rico.

The length of the forewings is about 8 mm. The forewings are white with angled lines near the costa. There are black dots along the inner margin of the median line.[3] Adults are on wing between May and September in most of the range, but year round in Florida.

The larvae feed on grasses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2014). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "800880.00 – 5425 – Microcrambus matheri – Klots, 1968". North American Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America