Tehama (moth)

Tehama is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae. It contains only one species, Tehama bonifatella, the western lawn moth, which is found in Greenland and North America, where it has been recorded from Alberta, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Labrador, Manitoba, Nevada, Quebec and Washington.[2] The habitat consists of grasslands.

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Tribe: Crambini
Genus: Tehama
Hulst, 1888[1]
T. bonifatella
Binomial name
Tehama bonifatella
(Hulst, 1887)
  • Spermatophthora bonifatella Hulst, 1887
  • Crambus inornatellus Walker, 1863
  • Crambus nevadellus Kearfott, 1908

The wingspan is 21–23 mm. The forewings are yellow fuscous with dark brown areas and a terminal line consisting of a row of dark brown dots. The hindwings are smoky brown. Adults are on wing from May to June.

The larvae feed on various grasses and Trifolium repens.[3]


  1. ^ "global Pyraloidea database". Globiz.pyraloidea.org. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  2. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  3. ^ Schmidt, B. C. & Bird, C. D. (May 5, 2003). "Species Details: Tehama bonifatella". University of Alberta Museums. E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum. Retrieved December 27, 2020.