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Species Pyrausta augustalis - Hodges#5041

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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 augustalis (Pyrausta augustalis - Hodges#5041)
Hodges Number
5041
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta augustalis (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)
Botys augustalis Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874
Size
wingspan about 18 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing orange in basal two-thirds, and dark reddish in distal third; dividing line between these colors is almost straight; no AM line.
Range
Texas, from Brownsville and Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge to Sinton and San Antonio, south through Mexico to Central America.
Remarks
page creation based on Bob Patterson's identification of this image
See Also
Bicolored Pyrausta (Pyrausta bicoloralis) forewing has a distinct AM line and a wavy dividing line between the paler basal color and dark distal color
Print References
Felder, C., R. Felder & A. F. Rogenhofer 1875: Heterocera. pl. 134 fig. 26. – In: Felder, C., R. Felder & A. F. Rogenhofer, Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. 2 (2): Lepidoptera. Heft 5 (Schluss). – Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Wien.
Grote, A. R. 1881 d: North American moths with a preliminary catalogue of species of Hadena and Polia. – Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, Washington 6 (2): 273.