Species Details

Crambidia casta

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Common NamePearly Lichen Moth SeasonalityPeak flight period in August. IdentificationMembers in this genus are superficially similar to the grass moths (Pyralidae: Crambinae), but these generally have some markings on the forewing, and have conspicuously long palpi. There are several species of leaf-rollers (Tortricidae) that are very similar, but have a pointed forewing apex and are smaller than Crambidia. C. impura is smaller than casta, and is light grey in colour, not white. Their ranges are currently not known to overlap in Alberta.

Scientific Name Crambidia casta Common Name Pearly Lichen Moth Seasonality Peak flight period in August. Identification
Members in this genus are superficially similar to the grass moths (Pyralidae: Crambinae), but these generally have some markings on the forewing, and have conspicuously long palpi. There are several species of…
Members in this genus are superficially similar to the grass moths (Pyralidae: Crambinae), but these generally have some markings on the forewing, and have conspicuously long palpi. There are several species of leaf-rollers (Tortricidae) that are very similar, but have a pointed forewing apex and are smaller than Crambidia. C. impura is smaller than casta, and is light grey in colour, not white. Their ranges are currently not known to overlap in Alberta.
Life History No information available. Diet Info Lichens. Range Quebec west to B.C., south to Arizona.
Crambidia casta
Crambidia casta

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"Crambidia casta, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-191. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Arctiidae Genus Crambidia Species Crambidia casta
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum