Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


Species Pyrausta dapalis - Hodges#5054

Pyrausta dapalis Geometrid? - Pyrausta dapalis Small day-flying moth on Lomatium - Pyrausta dapalis underwing moth - Pyrausta dapalis underwing moth - Pyrausta dapalis hidden valley moth - Pyrausta dapalis Pyrausta dapalis Pyrausta dapalis
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 dapalis (Pyrausta dapalis - Hodges#5054)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta dapalis (Grote(1), 1881)
Botis dapalis Grote 1881
There are 61 named species of the genus Pyrausta in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
FW length 7-9.5 mm.(4)
California, Sierra Nevada. (5), (4)
Adults fly early January to March.
Larvae have been reared on several Salvia spp. (4)
Diurnal species. (4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1881. North American moths. The Canadian Entomologist 13. p. 17.
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 116; pl. 7.38-39, 41-42. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 23, fig. 12; p. 177. (4)