Species Details

Platytes vobisne

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SeasonalityA single specimen was collected 27 June 2002. IdentificationA tiny crambid (12-13 mm wingspan) with dark silver forewings with several dark brown lines, including two zigzag postmedial and subterminal ones. The hindwings are also dark silver in color. Both fore and hind wings have long dark silver fringes. Superficially somewhat similar to a tiny Chrysoteuchia topiaria.

Scientific Name Platytes vobisne Habitat Native grassland. Seasonality A single specimen was collected 27 June 2002. Identification
A tiny crambid (12-13 mm wingspan) with dark silver forewings with several dark brown lines, including two zigzag postmedial and subterminal ones. The hindwings are also dark silver in color. Both fore and hind wings…
A tiny crambid (12-13 mm wingspan) with dark silver forewings with several dark brown lines, including two zigzag postmedial and subterminal ones. The hindwings are also dark silver in color. Both fore and hind wings have long dark silver fringes. Superficially somewhat similar to a tiny Chrysoteuchia topiaria.
Life History The specimen was collected in an ultraviolet light trap. Conservation Probably overlooked due to its small size, but should be put on a "watch" list. Diet Info The larvae presumably feed on one or more species of grass. Range Reported from Connecticut and South Dakota by Forbes (1920), and from Michigan by Nielsen (1998). In Alberta, known only from a collection made in Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park by Charles Bird.

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"Platytes vobisne, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2874. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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