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Species Pyrausta bicoloralis - Bicolored Pyrausta - Hodges#5040

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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 bicoloralis (Bicolored Pyrausta - Hodges#5040)
Hodges Number
5040
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta bicoloralis Guenée, 1854
Size
Wingspan 14-19 mm
Identification
Yellow and purple pattern is apparently distinctive.
Range
Nova Scotia south to Florida, west to Michigan and Texas (1)
Season
Flies June to September (1)
Food
Lemon balm; possibly other mints
Life Cycle
Larva, pupa, adult
Remarks
Type locality: Brazil, North America(?)
See Also
Pyrausta augustalis
Print References
Guenée, M. A. 1854: Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Pp. 205. – In: Boisduval, J. B. A. D. de & M. A. Guenée, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères 8 8. – Roret, Paris.
Covell, plate 57 (#17), page 399 (1)
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation,, p. 103; pl. 5.26-30.(2)