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scientific name    Crambus awemellus    

Marl fens.


A smaller sized Crambus (19-23 mm wingspan). The forewings are light yellowish brownwith the costal edge being narrowly pearly white for two thirds of its length; there is a narrow white longitudinal median stripe which is sharp pointed and lacks a tooth below; there are four black dots in the lower part of the subterminal line. The hindwings are pale smoky with white fringes. The male genitalia are illustrated in Landry (1995). Similar to C. whitmerellus but longitudinal median line narrow, sharp pointed at apex, and lacking a tooth below.

life history
Diurnal and comes to light. Single brooded. Apparently associated with marl fens. These areas are few in number and some have been drained. The numbers of this species will decrease with time.

Apparently of limited distribution in specialized habitats in Alberta.

diet info
Presumably native grasses.

A North American species described from Aweme, Manitoba (McDunnough 1921). In Alberta, Bowman (1951) has it from the Edmonton area.

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