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Species Pyrausta orphisalis - Orange Mint Moth - Hodges#5058

Pyrausta orphisalis - Orange Mint Moth - Pyrausta orphisalis Tiny Moth - Pyrausta orphisalis July moth in the garden - Pyrausta orphisalis moth - Pyrausta orphisalis moth - Pyrausta orphisalis Crambidae: Pyrausta orphisalis - Pyrausta orphisalis Pyrausta orphisalis small underwing moth maybe an orange mint moth? - Pyrausta orphisalis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Pyraustinae
Genus Pyrausta
Species orphisalis (Orange Mint Moth - Hodges#5058)
Hodges Number
5058
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta orphisalis Walker, 1859
Numbers
One of sixty-two species in this genus in America north of Mexico
Size
Wingspan 15-17 mm
Identification
Range
Coast to coast in US.
Season
The flight period is March to October with the peak from June to August.
Food
Larvae feed on mint species. (1)
Print References
Munroe, E. 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.2B. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 119; pl. 5.5-10.(1)
Internet References
larvae & pupa images plus biology and other info (Oregon State U.)