|scientific name Crambus girardellus |
Prairie, aspen parkland and conifer forest.
June and July.
A medium sized Crambus (25-28 mm wingspan). The forewings are silvery white with a longitudinal orange discal stripe; the narrow terminal line is brown with five dark brown dashes in the lower part. The hindwings are white and often smoky away from the margin. Probably the easiest recognized of any of the species. Crambus perlellus is also silvery white but lacks the orange stripe.
Diurnal and comes to light. The egg and early stages have been described by Felt (1894).
Rather uncommon but of no concern.
No local information. Fernald (1896) says "grass roots".
A North American species. Fernald (1896) mentions it from Ontario, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio. In addition, Handfield has it from Quebec and Labrador (1997), and Scholtens (1996) from Michigan. In Alberta, it occurs in the prairies and aspen parkland (Bowman (1951).
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