Ottawa (Dunrobin), ON Canada
25 June 2005 9:32PM EST (left)
23 June 2005 9:03PM EST (right)
My initial identification of Crocidophora tuberculalis
was based on Covell (1984), and subsequently checked against Munroe, E., in
Dominick, R.B. et al., The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle
13.2A, Pyraloidea Pyralidae (Part) (London: E.W. Classey, 1976). I
have also relied on Forbes, William T.M., The Lepidoptera of New York and
Neighboring States, Primitive Forms, Microlepidoptera, Pyraloids, Bombyces
(Ithaca, New York: Cornell University, 1923).
Crocidophora tuberculalis has light straw yellow,
somewhat translucent wings with gray-brown markings. The postmedial and
subterminal lines are similar on both forewing and hindwing. The
postmedial line is somewhat sinuous on the forewing, but without any pronounced
bulges; on the hindwing it is fairly smoothly curved. On both forewing and
hindwing, the subterminal line is a smooth broad curve of gray-brown, slightly
thicker towards the apex. Munroe (1976) notes that the forewing of male Crocidophora
species has a large fovea, or hollow, in and behind the cell of the forewing.
Forbes (1923) indicates a 15 mm wingspan for this species.
The early stages of Crocidophora tuberculalis are
apparently unknown. According to Munroe (1976) and Forbes (1923), adult
moths fly in June and July in my general area.
My records to date for Crocidophora tuberculalis (each date
representing "the night of") are in the table below: