Common Name: Clover Looper, Range Grass Moth
Caenurgina crassiuscula (Haworth, 1809)
Wingspan: 30 - 40 mm
Time of year seen: April
Caterpillar's Diet: grasses, clover and lupines
Other: The Clover Looper is
a common widespread moth that is found from coast to coast in Canada.
The moths are active both night and day and can be found in open grasslands.
They are absent in the boreal regions. The moths have a brownish grey
hue with two darker bands running across the wings. Coloration can be
somewhat variable. In general the females are slightly larger then
males and have more obscure markings. There are at least two broods per
year, with the first one appearing in May. (Covell, 1984 & Powell et