Species Details

Crambus awemellus

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SeasonalityAugust. IdentificationA smaller sized Crambus (19-23 mm wingspan). The forewings are light yellowish brownwith the costal edge being narrowly pearly white for two thirds of its length; there is a narrow white longitudinal median stripe which is sharp pointed and lacks a tooth below; there are four black dots in the lower part of the subterminal line. The hindwings are pale smoky with white fringes. The male genitalia are illustrated in Landry (1995). Similar to C. whitmerellus but longitudinal median line narrow, sharp pointed at apex, and lacking a tooth below.

Scientific Name Crambus awemellus Habitat Marl fens. Seasonality August. Identification
A smaller sized Crambus (19-23 mm wingspan). The forewings are light yellowish brownwith the costal edge being narrowly pearly white for two thirds of its length; there is a narrow white longitudinal median stripe…
A smaller sized Crambus (19-23 mm wingspan). The forewings are light yellowish brownwith the costal edge being narrowly pearly white for two thirds of its length; there is a narrow white longitudinal median stripe which is sharp pointed and lacks a tooth below; there are four black dots in the lower part of the subterminal line. The hindwings are pale smoky with white fringes. The male genitalia are illustrated in Landry (1995). Similar to C. whitmerellus but longitudinal median line narrow, sharp pointed at apex, and lacking a tooth below.
Life History Diurnal and comes to light. Single brooded. Apparently associated with marl fens. These areas are few in number and some have been drained. The numbers of this species will decrease with time. Conservation Apparently of limited distribution in specialized habitats in Alberta. Diet Info Presumably native grasses. Range A North American species described from Aweme, Manitoba (McDunnough 1921). In Alberta, Bowman (1951) has it from the Edmonton area.

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"Species Details - Crambus awemellus, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2918. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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