Moths of North Carolina
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Crambus pascuella (Linnaeus, 1798) - No Common Name

Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: CrambinaeTribe: CrambiniP3 Number: 800927.00 MONA Number: 5339.00
Comments: One of 42 species in this genus that occur in North America north of Mexico (Scholtens and Solis, 2015), eleven of which have been recorded in North Carolina
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Fernald (1896); Forbes (1923)Technical Description, Immature Stages: Fernald (1896)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Head is white above but brown on the sides of the palps (Fernald, 1896). Has a single silver stripe on the forewing; followed by a separate white patch before the subterminal; a series of short black terminal bars (Forbes, 1923). Similar to agitatellus and saltuellus but lacks the yellow-brown line dividing the silver stripe.
Wingspan: 21-24 mm (Fernald, 1896)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-06-23
Ashe Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-06-23
Ashe Co.
Recorded by: John Petranka on 2021-06-10
Watauga Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-09
Mitchell Co.