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scientific name    Crambus perlella    

habitat
Native and other grasslands.

seasonality
July to August.

identification
A medium sized Crambus (20-24 mm wingspan). Forewing pure silvery white, lacking a discal stripe. Hind wing also pure white. North American material belongs to the subspecies innotatellus Wlk. No other crambid has these features, but a tortricid, Eana argentana, is superficially quite similar. The latter, however, has labial palps that are only the length of the head.

life history
Diurnal and comes to light. The immature stages have been described by Felt (1894). Scholtens (1996) states that it is "one of the weedy Crambus species in northern Michigan". Common in the prairies, aspen parkland and foothills in Alberta.

conservation
Common to abundant, of no concern.

diet info
No local information, but roots of various grasses elsewhere.

range
The nominate subspecies is widespread in Europe. Only the subspecies innotatellus is found in North America, where it is widespread. Fernald (1896) has it from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Illinois and California. In addition, it has been reported from New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California by Forbes (1923); and from South Dakota (McDaniel et al 1984).

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2871



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