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  • Mottled Grass Veneer Moth - (Neodactria luteolellus)

    Mottled Grass Veneer Moth - (Neodactria luteolellus)

    A tubular body and a long furry snout make the Mottled Grass Veneer Moth peculiar when compared to more familiar moth physiology.


    Staff Writer (1/31/2017): Mottled Grass Veneer Moths are comfortable in low grass. They are covered in specks and speckles of brown and tan on their shiny wings. They rest with their wings rolled closed making their bodies slender and long. Their caterpillars likely feed on grass, but present no noticeable damage to lawns.

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    Details of the:
    Mottled Grass Veneer Moth


    Category: Butterfly or Moth
    Common name: Mottled Grass Veneer Moth
    Scientific Name: Neodactria luteolellus

    Taxonomy:
      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Lepidoptera
          Family: Crambidae
           Genus: Neodactria
            Species: luteolellus





    Size (Adult, Length): 10mm to 15mm (0.39in to 0.59in)

    Identifying Colors: tan, white, ivory

    Additional Descriptors: flying, snout, nose, tiny, narrow, shiny


    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico


    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.





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