|scientific name Tehama bonifatella |
common name Western Lawn Moth
May to June.
A medium sized crambid (21-23 mm wingspan). Forewing yellow fuscous, dark brown areas running longitudinally through discal area to two thirds, with a half dark half brown discal spot, outer part lighter in color with a few small brown areas and with veins somewhat evident; terminal line with a row of small dark brown dots. Hind wing smoky brown. The male genitalia are illustrated in Landry (1995).
No local information. The early stages have been described by Bohart (1947) and Tashiro (1987).
Rather uncommon, but of no concern.
No local information. Grasses and white clover elsewhere (Bohart 1947, Tashiro 1987).
A North American species. Recorded from Colorado (Fernald 1896), British Columbia (Dyar 1904) and Quebec and Labrador (Handfield 1997). A serious turfgrass pest in California (Tashiro 1987). Not mentioned for Alberta by Bowman (1951) but known from the Edmonton and Winfield areas.
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