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 Habitat Dry, open woodlands, especially jack pine and montane forests. Also found in prairie riparian woods. 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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"Species Details - 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 22 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 180 specimens of this Species.

180 results plotted on map in 77 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM12287 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1944-08-22

UASM12292 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1930-08-24

UASM12302 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1940-08-08

UASM12316 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1944-08-24

UASM12298 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected BySalt, George Date Collected1921-06-29

UASM12297 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1915-08-18

UASM19907 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Recreational Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2001-09-07

UASM2210 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lac La Biche Collected BySchmidt, B. C.

UASM2557 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM2558 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM2781 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM2782 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM43022 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-09-03

UASM43023 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-08-13

UASM43024 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1997-08-30

UASM43025 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1997-08-30

UASM19612 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bitumount Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-08-22

UASM34633 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Gibbons Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2003-08-19

UASM34640 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Gainford Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2003-08-21

UASM34641 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Gainford Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2003-08-21

UASM10973 - Crambidia casta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1930-08-22

Adult Seasonal Distribution