Biology:Ancylolomia chrysographellus

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Short description: Species of moth

Ancylolomia chrysographellus
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Tribe: Ancylolomiini
Genus: Ancylolomia
A. chrysographellus
Binomial name
Ancylolomia chrysographellus
Kollar & Redtenbacher, 1844
  • Chilo chrysographellus Kollar & Redtenbacher, 1844
  • Ancylolomia basistriga Moore, 1886
  • Ancylolomia bassistriga Błeszyński & Collins, 1962
  • Jartheza cassimella Swinhoe, 1887
  • Jartheza responsella Walker, 1863
  • Jartheza xylinella Walker, 1863

Ancylolomia chrysographellus, the angled grass moth,[1] is a species of moth in the family Crambidae. It is found on Cyprus[2] and in Kenya, Uganda, Yemen,[3] India , Pakistan , Sri Lanka,[4] Myanmar, China , Korea, Japan , Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia.


The wingspan is 25–30 mm for females and 20 mm for males.[5] Antennae of male with short uniseriate laminated branches, which is simple in female. It is a brownish-ochreous moth. Forewings with silvery and yellow fascia, with streaks of black scales on them in cell and the interspaces beyond and below it. A minutely dentate submarginal silvery line with a more prominent tooth at vein 3. A whitish marginal band with a series of dark specks on it. Cilia silvery. Hindwings whitish, pale fuscous, or dark fuscous in Sri Lankan specimens. The forewings may have a white fascia developed on median nervure.[6]

It is a minor pest of rice. The larvae are known to feed on many grasses.


Wikidata ☰ Q4753150 entry