Moths of North Carolina
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Crambus agitatellus Clemens, 1860 - Double-banded Grass-veneer Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: CrambinaeTribe: CrambiniP3 Number: 800950.00 MONA Number: 5362.00
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: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Head and thorax are luteous; the palps are somewhat fuscous and white beneath (Fernald, 1896). The ground color of the forewings is ochraceous with orange streaks. The silver stripe is divided by a fine line of brown (sometimes faint or missing); a separate white patch is located just before the subterminal line and is bordered above and below with two dark and silver streaks along the veins. Another white spot is located between the main streak and the costa. Crambus saltuellus is very similar but has a more prominent brown stripe running through the silver stripe and has a larger number of dark and silver lines extending out from the upper portion of the silver stripe; in some individuals, dark streaks run along close to the inner margin from the base of the wing to the subterminal line (BugGuide, 2018).
Wingspan: 21 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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Status in North Carolina
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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 agitatellus - Double-banded Grass-veneer Moth

77 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-08-03
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2021-08-02
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George on 2021-07-30
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Michael P. Morales on 2021-07-24
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-07-17
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-07-17
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-06-29
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-06-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-06-25
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2021-06-11
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-05-25
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-21
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-16
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-08-01
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2020-07-29
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2020-07-24
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-22
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-12
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2020-07-05
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-07-05
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-07-02
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-07-01
Craven Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-07-01
Craven Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-07-01
Craven Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann on 2020-07-01
Craven Co.
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Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-06-28
Guilford Co.
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