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Species Pyrausta pseudonythesalis - Hodges#5043

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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
Tribe Pyraustini
Genus Pyrausta
Species pseudonythesalis (Pyrausta pseudonythesalis - Hodges#5043)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta pseudonythesalis Munroe, 1976
Phylogenetic Sequence # 150975
Forewing length 9-10 mm. (1)
Adult - forewing yellow with dull red band across terminal area; PM line reddish, with deep jog toward base half-way across wing; AM line almost straight; median area with reddish wash or partial shading, and indistinct discal spot; hindwing color and pattern similar to forewing.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
From the Owen Valley of east central California and desert regions of California to western Texas. (1)
Adults fly from April to September in California.
See Also
Pyrausta onythesalis which is nearly identical but of eastern North America.
Print References
Munroe, E. 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b, p.105; pl.6.28-29
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.176, pl.23.6 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living and pinned adults.
pinned adult image (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in California; list of 7 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.