Species Details

Crambus bidens

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SeasonalityLate July to early August. IdentificationA small Crambus (18-22 mm wingspan). Forewing yellowish or brownish ochre; scimitar-shaped silver streak unusually wide, almost reaching the costa, sometimes with a broad brown longitudinal ray, strongly toothed below; no silver patch between streak and subterminal line but middle of terminal space white; subterminal line zigzag; black, somewhat elongate dots in the lower part of the terminal line; hind wing smoky with a white fringe. There is really nothing else that is similar.

Scientific Name Crambus bidens Habitat Mainly in bogs. Seasonality Late July to early August. Identification
A small Crambus (18-22 mm wingspan). Forewing yellowish or brownish ochre; scimitar-shaped silver streak unusually wide, almost reaching the costa, sometimes with a broad brown longitudinal ray, strongly toothed below;…
A small Crambus (18-22 mm wingspan). Forewing yellowish or brownish ochre; scimitar-shaped silver streak unusually wide, almost reaching the costa, sometimes with a broad brown longitudinal ray, strongly toothed below; no silver patch between streak and subterminal line but middle of terminal space white; subterminal line zigzag; black, somewhat elongate dots in the lower part of the terminal line; hind wing smoky with a white fringe. There is really nothing else that is similar.
Life History Early stages unknown. Conservation Seldom encountered, but probably under collected and of no concern. Diet Info Larval host plants unknown. Range
A North American species known from Massachusetts and New York (Fernald 1896, Forbes 1923), Ontario (Kearfott 1908), New Jersey (Forbes 1923), Quebec (Forbes 1923, Handfield 1997); and from Michigan (Scholtens 1996).…
A North American species known from Massachusetts and New York (Fernald 1896, Forbes 1923), Ontario (Kearfott 1908), New Jersey (Forbes 1923), Quebec (Forbes 1923, Handfield 1997); and from Michigan (Scholtens 1996). In Alberta, known only from the Edmonton area.

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"Species Details - Crambus bidens, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2919. Accessed 29 Jun. 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 bidens
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