Crambinae

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Crambinae
Crambus perlella (Edkins).jpg
Crambus perlella
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Latreille, 1810
Tribes
  • Argyriini
  • Chiloini
  • Crambini
and see text
Synonyms
  • Ancylolomiinae
Parapediasia teterrellus. Parapediasia teterrellus.jpg
Parapediasia teterrellus.

Crambinae is a large subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae, the crambid snout moths. It currently includes over 1,800 species worldwide. The larvae are root feeders or stem borers, mostly on grasses. A few species are pests of sod grasses, maize, sugar cane, rice, and other Poaceae. The monophyly of this group is supported by the structure of the tympanal organs and the phallus attached medially to the juxta.

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Taxonomists' opinions differ as to the correct placement of the Crambidae, some authorities treating them as a subfamily of the family Pyralidae. If this is done, the present group would be demoted to tribe status, as Crambini.

Crambinae taxonomy

Former genera

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Pyraustinae Subfamily of moths

Pyraustinae is a large subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae, the crambid snout moths. It currently includes over 1,400 species; most of them tropical but some found in temperate regions including both North America and Europe.

Spilomelinae Subfamily of moths

Spilomelinae is a very species-rich subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae, the crambid snout moths. With 4,132 described species in 340 genera worldwide, it is the most speciose group among pyraloids.

<i>Crambus</i> Genus of moths

The genus Crambus includes around 155 species of moths in the family Crambidae, distributed globally. The adult stages are called crambid snout moths, while the larvae of Crambus and the related genus Herpetogramma are the sod webworms, which can damage grasses.

<i>Agriphila</i> Genus of moths

Agriphila is a genus of small moths of the family Crambidae. It was first described by Jacob Hübner in 1825. They are common across temperate Eurasia and in adjacent regions.

<i>Ancylolomia</i> Genus of moths

Ancylolomia is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1825.

<i>Argyria</i> (moth) Genus of moths

Argyria is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae. The genus was described by Jacob Hübner in 1818.

<i>Calamotropha</i> Genus of moths

Calamotropha is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae.

<i>Catoptria</i> Genus of moths

Catoptria is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae.

<i>Chilo</i> (moth) Genus of moths

Chilo is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae. Some of these moths are called borers.

<i>Glaucocharis</i> Genus of moths

Glaucocharis is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae described by Edward Meyrick in 1938.

<i>Hypsopygia</i> Genus of moths

Hypsopygia is a genus of moths belonging to the family Pyralidae. Though fairly small, they are large among their relatives. It was described by Jacob Hübner in 1825.

Chrysauginae Subfamily of moths

The Chrysauginae are a subfamily of snout moths. They are primarily Neotropical and include about 400 described species.

Odontiinae Subfamily of moths

Odontiinae is a subfamily of moths of the family Crambidae. The subfamily was described by Achille Guenée in 1854.

Glaphyriinae is a subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae. It was described by William Trowbridge Merrifield Forbes in 1923

Margaroniini Tribe of moths

Margaroniini is a tribe of the species-rich subfamily Spilomelinae in the pyraloid moth family Crambidae. The tribe was erected by Charles Swinhoe and Everard Charles Cotes in 1889.