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Species Pyrausta bicoloralis - Bicolored Pyrausta - Hodges#5040

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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta bicoloralis Guenée, 1854
Wingspan 14-19 mm
Yellow and purple pattern is apparently distinctive.
Nova Scotia south to Florida, west to Michigan and Texas (1)
Flies June to September (1)
Life Cycle
Unknown (1)
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)