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Species Pyrausta linealis - Hodges#5024

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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 linealis (Pyrausta linealis - Hodges#5024)
Hodges Number
5024
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loxostege linealis Fernald, 1894
Size
Expense: 20 mm.
Identification
Head, thorax, and palpi on the outside, light chestnut brown. Palpi, white beneath, and a white line over each eye, which extends forward and around the frontal projection.
Forewings, dark brown, chestnut brown on the basal part of the costs, and overlaid to a great extent with white scales, especially along the veins which are indicated by white lines. The inner cross-line is not indicated. The outer cross-line is white, nearly parallel with the outer border, and nearer to it than to the end of the cell, wider on the costa than elsewhere, and not quite reaching the hind margin. Terminal line, dark brown, bordered on the inside by a wider white line.
Fringes, pale yellowish, with a darker line through the basal part.
Hindwings light ash gray, with a darker terminal line preceded by a light line, neither of which reaches the anal angle. The outer cross-line, which is scarcely visible, extends from the outer fourth of the costa nearly straight to a spot near the end of vein 2.
Fringes white, with an ash gray line near the base.
Under side of the forewings ash gray, lighter on the costa and beyond the crossline, which shows faintly. Under side of hind wings silvery white, grayish along the costal portion; the beginning of a cross-line on the outer fourth of the costa. All the Wings have a terminal row of dark points beneath; those of the hind wings do not reach the anal angle. Under side of the body and of the legs silvery white.
Remarks
Type locality: USA, California, Argus Mts.
Print References
Fernald, C. H. 1894: Descriptions of Pyralidae from the Death Valley. – Insect Life. U.S. Department Agriculture, Washington D.C. 6: 255-56.