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Family Pyralidae - Pyralid Moths

Hodges#5554 - Penthesilea difficilis Moth - Aglossa pinguinalis moth sp? - Aphomia moth  - Moodna ostrinella Acrobasis angusella Meal Moth (Pyralis farinalis)  - Pyralis farinalis Pococera maritimalis? - Pococera maritimalis - male Hypsopygia olinalis - Yellow-fringed Dolichomia - Hodges#5533 - Hypsopygia olinalis
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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Other Common Names
Snout moths
Pronunciation
pye-RAL-id-ee
Numbers
681 species in our area (1).
Size
small to medium-size: wingspan usually between 9 and 37 mm
Identification
Below is a guide to the local subfamilies of Pyralidae. The images included are meant to be illustrative of the general appearance of each subfamily as an aid for narrowing down possibilities for identification. While the commonest elements of forewing maculation in each subfamily are represented, many patterns are not.














Range
cosmopolitan
Print References
Scholtens B.G., Solis M.A. (2015) Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico. ZooKeys 535: 1–136 (1)
Solis M.A. (2007) Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera). Rev. Colomb. Entomol. 33: 1-8 (read online)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.