Entomology Collection TitleImage Bugs Pinned
Species Page - Pseudoschoenobius opalescalis
Pseudoschoenobius opalescalis ->species page

E-mail this Page   
Print this Page   
Link to this Page   

scientific name    Pseudoschoenobius opalescalis    

Dry, sandy areas.

May and July.

An unusual Crambid with long, narrow fore wings and a wingspan of around 30 mm. The fore wings are ashy-gray (cinereous) with numerous white scales between the veins, have a small elongate stigma in the outer third and a rounded apex; while the hind wings are opalescent and triangular. AM, PM and ST lines are lacking in the forewings above. The palpi are porrect and about three times the length of the head. The fringe is well developed and of the same color as the wings. The head and thorax are cinereous while the abdomen is fuscous. Unlike any other Alberta Crambid. This species is regarded as belonging to the tribe Ancylolomiini, subfamily Crambinae of the family Crambidae.

life history

Rare in Alberta, known from only two collections.

diet info

Described from Arizona by Hulst (1886) as Schoenobius opalescalis. Also known from California (Fernald 1896) and Illinois. Reported from Area 1 (extreme Southeast) in Alberta by Bowman (1951). Recently collected from the Pakowki Lake dunes from a site that had both stabilized vegetated sand and active dune blowouts, by G.G. Anweiler on May 19, 2005.

quick link

Comments (0)Add New Comment

Comments are published according to our submission guidelines. The EH Strickland Entomological Museum does not necessarily endorse the views expressed.

Add New Comment (all fields are required)


Related Species Info
Display Hierarchy
References (3)
Specimen Info
There are 15 specimens of this species in the online database
Map Distribution
Adult Seasonal Distributioncreate a collection histogram with specimens
Specimen List (15)
Related Links
Moth Photographers Group


Logo Department of Museums and Collections ServicesLogo University of Alberta