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Species Pyrausta tyralis - Coffee-loving Pyrausta Moth - Hodges#5069

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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
Tribe Pyraustini
Genus Pyrausta
Species tyralis (Coffee-loving Pyrausta Moth - Hodges#5069)
Hodges Number
5069
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta tyralis (Guenée, 1854)
Rhodaria tyralis Guenée, 1854
Rhodaria agathalis Walker, 1859
Pyrausta erosnealis Walker, 1859
Botys diffissa Grote & Robinson, 1867
Botis bellulalis Hulst, 1886
Syllythria idessa Druce, 1895
* phylogenetic sequence #151675
Explanation of Names
tyralis (L). "penetrating, long lasting".
Size
Wingspan about 17 mm
Identification
The two basic forms:
Range
e. US to AZ / W. Indies - Map (MPG)
Food
Munroe (1976) lists the larval host as the wild coffee Seminole balsamo (Psychotria nervosa, Rubiaceae), which is limited to Florida.
HOSTS database also lists purplestem beggarticks (Bidens connata pinnata, Asteraceae), and species of Dahlia (Asteraceae).
See Also
Pyrausta pseuderosnealis Munroe, 1976
- Range: e. Great Plains, se US
Print References
Guenée, A. 1854. Deltoides et Pyralites. Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères 8: 169
Holland, W. J. 1915. The moth book. Doubleday, Page & Company. p.398, pl.47, f.44
Munroe, E. 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b, p.135; pl.8.3-8