Agriphila straminella

The Crambinae are a subfamily of the Crambidae. So far, about 1,900 species are known worldwide, Central Europe there are nearly 80 species.


The Crambinae are distinguished by a particular configuration of Tympanalorgane and the male genital organs of the other sub- families of Rüsselzünsler.

Way of life

The subfamily Crambinae includes many species that eat the caterpillars on roots or in the stems of grasses. In mass occurrences it can cause damage to crops such as corn, sugar cane, rice and other grasses.


The subfamily contains about 90 recognized species. Here only occurring in Central Europe genera are listed.

  • Agriphila Hübner, 1825 Agriphila straminella