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scientific name    Crambus girardellus    Clem.

habitat
Prairie, aspen parkland and conifer forest.

seasonality
June and July.

identification
A medium sized Crambus (25-28 mm wingspan). The forewings are silvery white with a longitudinal orange discal stripe; the narrow terminal line is brown with five dark brown dashes in the lower part. The hindwings are white and often smoky away from the margin. Probably the easiest recognized of any of the species. Crambus perlellus is also silvery white but lacks the orange stripe.

life history
Diurnal and comes to light. The egg and early stages have been described by Felt (1894).

conservation
Rather uncommon but of no concern.

diet info
No local information. Fernald (1896) says "grass roots".

range
A North American species. Fernald (1896) mentions it from Ontario, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio. In addition, Handfield has it from Quebec and Labrador (1997), and Scholtens (1996) from Michigan. In Alberta, it occurs in the prairies and aspen parkland (Bowman (1951).

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2869



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