Moths of North Carolina
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55 NC Records

Crambus praefectellus (Zincken, 1821) - Common Grass-veneer Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: CrambinaeTribe: CrambiniP3 Number: 800943.00 MONA Number: 5355.00
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
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Head, palps, and thorax are cinereous with a bronze luster (Fernald, 1896). The ground color of the forewings is is golden fuscous; the silver stripe is undivided; dots in the subterminal area are separate from the terminal line (Forbes, 1923). Similar to leachellus but the brown stripe along the costa is broader throughout and is at least half as wide as the silver stripe at the middle of the costa. Hindwings are white or cream-color.
Wingspan: 21-25 mm (Fernald, 1896)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
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County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
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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 Photo Gallery for Crambus praefectellus - Common Grass-veneer Moth

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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-07-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2022-05-20
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-05-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-04-13
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-10-25
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-09-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-28
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-08-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2021-08-04
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-30
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2021-06-18
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-05-17
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-04-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-09-27
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-09
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-26
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-18
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-06-30
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-21
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-05-13
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-17
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-10-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-09-15
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2019-09-06
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-08-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-08-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-08-08
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-08-07
Madison Co.
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