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Schrankia costaestrigalis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Noctuoidea
Scientific name  Schrankia costaestrigalis
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Erebidae
Rank  Species

Similar  Schrankia, Herminia grisealis, Butterflies and moths, Laspeyria flexula, Nycteola revayana

Schrankia costaestrigalis, the pinion-streaked snout, is a species of moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in Europe, the Canaries, Madeira, Syria, Armenia. The species closely resembles Crambidae or Pyralidae species.

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Technical description and variation

The wingspan is 16–22 mm. The length of the forewings is 9–11 mm. Forewing whitish ochreous, mixed with brownish fuscous towards costa; a fine black dash beneath costa at base; inner line partly blackish, dentate; outer oblique, irregular, partly marked with dark and edged posteriorly with whitish; cellspot small, blackish, connected with outer line by dark fuscous suffusion; subterminal line indistinct, pale; hindwing luteous whitish, with a grey discal dot.

Biology

The moth flies from May to October depending on the location.

Larva dark purplish brown; dorsal and subdorsal lines pale, the latter black-edged beneath; sides more ochreous; will feed on flowers of thyme in captivity. The larvae feed on various herbaceous and woody plants.

References

Schrankia costaestrigalis Wikipedia


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