Herpetogramma pertextalis

Bold-feathered Grass Moth

Herpetogramma pertextalis, Bold-feathered Grass Moth, image from West Virginia


Family: Crambidae

Subfamily: Pyraustinae

Tribe: Spilomelini

Wingspan: 25 - 31 mm


The wings are somewhat translucent; the several dark lines are scallopped and zig-zagged.

Larvae have been recorded from a variety of herbaceous plants including hazelnut, violets, strawberries, raspberries, burdock, and goldenrod.

Photo location: Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

American Insects site