Species Details

Pseudoschoenobius opalescalis

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SeasonalityMay and July. IdentificationAn unusual Crambid with long, narrow fore wings and a wingspan of around 30 mm. The fore wings are ashy-gray (cinereous) with numerous white scales between the veins, have a small elongate stigma in the outer third and a rounded apex; while the hind wings are opalescent and triangular. AM, PM and ST lines are lacking in the forewings above. The palpi are porrect and about three times the length of the head. The fringe is well developed and of the same color as the wings. The head and thorax are cinereous while the abdomen is fuscous. Unlike any other Alberta Crambid. This species is regarded as belonging to the tribe Ancylolomiini, subfamily Crambinae of the family Crambidae.

Scientific Name Pseudoschoenobius opalescalis Habitat Dry, sandy areas. Seasonality May and July. Identification
An unusual Crambid with long, narrow fore wings and a wingspan of around 30 mm. The fore wings are ashy-gray (cinereous) with numerous white scales between the veins, have a small elongate stigma in the outer third…
An unusual Crambid with long, narrow fore wings and a wingspan of around 30 mm. The fore wings are ashy-gray (cinereous) with numerous white scales between the veins, have a small elongate stigma in the outer third and a rounded apex; while the hind wings are opalescent and triangular. AM, PM and ST lines are lacking in the forewings above. The palpi are porrect and about three times the length of the head. The fringe is well developed and of the same color as the wings. The head and thorax are cinereous while the abdomen is fuscous. Unlike any other Alberta Crambid. This species is regarded as belonging to the tribe Ancylolomiini, subfamily Crambinae of the family Crambidae.
Life History Unknown. Conservation Rare in Alberta, known from only two collections. Diet Info Unknown. Range
Described from Arizona by Hulst (1886) as Schoenobius opalescalis. Also known from California (Fernald 1896) and Illinois. Reported from Area 1 (extreme Southeast) in Alberta by Bowman (1951). Recently collected from…
Described from Arizona by Hulst (1886) as Schoenobius opalescalis. Also known from California (Fernald 1896) and Illinois. Reported from Area 1 (extreme Southeast) in Alberta by Bowman (1951). Recently collected from the Pakowki Lake dunes from a site that had both stabilized vegetated sand and active dune blowouts, by G.G. Anweiler on May 19, 2005.
Pseudoschoenobius opalescalis
Pseudoschoenobius opalescalis

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"Species Details - Pseudoschoenobius opalescalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-27668. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Crambinae Genus Pseudoschoenobius Species Pseudoschoenobius opalescalis
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