Microcrambus elegans

Elegant Grass-veneer Moth

Microcrambus elegans, Elegant Grass-veneer Moth, West Virginia image


Family: Crambidae

Subfamily: Crambinae

Tribe: Crambini

Wingspan: 12 - 15 mm


The forewings are a satiny white. There is a central "frown" when the moth is at rest. There are seven dark terminal dots (Covell, 2005).

Caterpillars of Microcrambus elegans feed on various grasses.

Photo location: Upshur County, West Virginia.

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