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Changeable Grass-Veneer (Fissicrambus mutabilis)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Changeable Grass-Veneer



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A long, furry snout and a flexible stretch while resting are hallmarks of the Changeable Grass-Veneer Moth.



Updated: 01/26/2021; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The Changeable Grass-Veneer likes to rest in a position that resembles a downward-facing dog yoga pose. Front legs are fully extended in front and lowered close to the surface. The tops of the legs are brown while the rest of the legs are white. Closed wings of the moth rise up in back. The brown wings have short zigzag lines on the posterior and the short palps are furry extensions in front of the face, giving them the appearance of a long nose or snout.

Grass is a common place to find this type of moth because its worm-like larvae feed on the leaves (blades). They are considered lawn moths for this reason. They are at home in backyards and golf courses as well as wild plains and woodlands. Extensive feeding or large numbers of larvae can damage turf, making them a pest to stadia, golf course, and groundskeepers trying to keep a clean, uniform lawn. Their larval form even has its own common name: Striped Sod Webworms.




General Characteristics
Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Species Breakdown
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
      Order: Lepidoptera
        Family: Crambidae
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          Genus: Fissicrambus
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            Species: mutabilis
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Features
Scientific Name: Fissicrambus mutabilis
Other Name(s): Striped Sod Webworm, Lawn Moth
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 9mm to 12mm (0.35" to 0.47")
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: brown, ivory, tan
Descriptors: long, thin, hairy, flying, tilt, downward, rolled, antennae
Relative Size Comparison
Typical Range Between 9mm and 12mm
Lo: 9mm
Md: 10.5mm
Hi: 12mm
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Changeable Grass-Veneer may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Changeable Grass-Veneer. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

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