White and creamy colored wings on the Pale-winged Crocidophora Moth look almost wrinkled.
Very little is known about this species of moth. Like others in its family, its overall shape is triangular, like the Latin delta symbol. Translucent spots on the forewings have a wrinkled appearance. Light brown lines on the wings bend at hard angles, adding to the crumpled illusion. Large eyes seem to dwarf its head. Food plants for the adult and its caterpillar are not known, but other moths in the Crambidae family feed on grasses and sedges, so this species might also. This charming, small moth is drawn to lights at night, but not in huge swarms.
Scientific Name: Crocidophora tuberculalis
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 8mm to 10mm (0.31in to 0.39in)
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Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.