Species Details

Tehama bonifatella

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Common NameWestern Lawn Moth SeasonalityMay to June. IdentificationA medium sized crambid (21-23 mm wingspan). Forewing yellow fuscous, dark brown areas running longitudinally through discal area to two thirds, with a half dark half brown discal spot, outer part lighter in color with a few small brown areas and with veins somewhat evident; terminal line with a row of small dark brown dots. Hind wing smoky brown. The male genitalia are illustrated in Landry (1995).

Scientific Name Tehama bonifatella Common Name Western Lawn Moth Seasonality May to June. Identification
A medium sized crambid (21-23 mm wingspan). Forewing yellow fuscous, dark brown areas running longitudinally through discal area to two thirds, with a half dark half brown discal spot, outer part lighter in color with…
A medium sized crambid (21-23 mm wingspan). Forewing yellow fuscous, dark brown areas running longitudinally through discal area to two thirds, with a half dark half brown discal spot, outer part lighter in color with a few small brown areas and with veins somewhat evident; terminal line with a row of small dark brown dots. Hind wing smoky brown. The male genitalia are illustrated in Landry (1995).
Life History No local information. The early stages have been described by Bohart (1947) and Tashiro (1987). Conservation Rather uncommon, but of no concern. Diet Info No local information. Grasses and white clover elsewhere (Bohart 1947, Tashiro 1987). Range
A North American species. Recorded from Colorado (Fernald 1896), British Columbia (Dyar 1904) and Quebec and Labrador (Handfield 1997). A serious turfgrass pest in California (Tashiro 1987). Not mentioned for Alberta…
A North American species. Recorded from Colorado (Fernald 1896), British Columbia (Dyar 1904) and Quebec and Labrador (Handfield 1997). A serious turfgrass pest in California (Tashiro 1987). Not mentioned for Alberta by Bowman (1951) but known from the Edmonton and Winfield areas.

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"Tehama bonifatella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2924. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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