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Species Pyrausta morenalis - Hodges#5030

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 morenalis (Pyrausta morenalis - Hodges#5030)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metasia morenalis Dyar, 1908
Expanse: 20-22 mm.
Forewing rather narrow, dark reddish brown, slightly bronzy; lines very faint, pale, the inner obliterate, angled in the cell, oblique below; discal marks darker, very obscure, the reniform lunate; outer line slightly excurved on the median venules, denticulate. Hindwing pale, subpellucid, slightly infuscated, distinctly so on the outer margin; a curved dark punctiform line, close to margin from anal angle to middle of wing, then becoming remote.
Information on the BOLD species page says "it is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Washington to California and west to Texas and Nevada. It is also found in Mexico." A. Hendrickson
Type locality: USA, California, Grapevine
Print References
Dyar, H. G. 1908: A review of the North American Chrysauginae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae). – Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 10: 58-59.