Moths of North Carolina
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24 NC Records

Crambus laqueatellus Clemens, 1860 - Eastern Grass-veneer Moth

Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: CrambinaeTribe: CrambiniP3 Number: 800966.00 MONA Number: 5378.00
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: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIFTechnical Description, Adults: Fernald (1896); Forbes (1923)Technical Description, Immature Stages: Fernald (1896)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The ground color of the forewings is ochraceous with two longitudinal silver stripes separated by a strip of brown; a smaller spindle-shaped silver patch is also located between the outer silver streak and the costa. The area between the inner silver stripe and the inner margin is pale yellowish with longitudinal fuscous streaks and the lower part of the subterminal space is crossed by dark lines ((Fernald, 1896; Forbes, 1923)
Wingspan: 23 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.

 Photo Gallery for Crambus laqueatellus - Eastern Grass-veneer Moth

Photos: 12

Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2022-04-24
Alamance Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-04-21
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-04-19
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-05-20
Madison Co.
Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2017-04-28
Mecklenburg Co.
Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2015-05-09
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: L. Amos on 2014-05-17
Warren Co.
Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams on 2014-05-02
Gates Co.
Recorded by: L.Amos on 2013-05-23
Warren Co.
Recorded by: Jackie Nelson / Doug Blatny on 2012-05-25
Ashe Co.
Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-05-19
Warren Co.
Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2007-04-24
Onslow Co.