Vagabond Crambus


Common name : Vagabond sod webworm

Scientific name : Agriphila vulgivagellus

Family : Crambidae

Native to : North America

Interesting fact : Due to its peculiar features, this insect is popularly known as the ‘Crambid snout moth’.

With a wingspan of 1.0-1.5 inches, this moth is pale in colour with brown streaks in between the veins. It has a gold/bronze coloured fringe. These moths are attracted to artificial lights. The larvae feed on various grasses, including wheat, rye, etc. On account of this very often they are considered as agricultural pests.

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