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Thaumatopsis pexellus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Thaumatopsis

Thaumatopsis pexellus, the woolly grass-veneer, is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Zeller in 1863. It is found in most of North America. The habitat consists of grasslands.

The wingspan is 21-32 mm. The forewings are yellowish grey with a whitish line, the outer half bounded above by a thicker dark brown line. There is a terminal row of three to five dark dots. Adults are on wing from July to early September in most of the range.

The larvae feed on various grasses.

Subspecies

  • Thaumatopsis pexellus pexellus
  • Thaumatopsis pexellus coloradella Kearfott, 1908 (Colorado, California, Alberta)
  • Thaumatopsis pexellus gibsonella Kearfott, 1908
  • Thaumatopsis pexellus strictalis (Dyar, 1914) (Mexico)
  • References

    Thaumatopsis pexellus Wikipedia


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