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Species Pyrausta subsequalis - Hodges#5060

Unidentified  - Pyrausta subsequalis Small pyrausta-like - Pyrausta subsequalis Pyrausta subsequalis Pyrausta subsequalis Tiny moth - Pyrausta subsequalis Pyrausta insequalis? - Pyrausta subsequalis Moth with yellow hindwings - Pyrausta subsequalis Mint Moth - Pyrausta subsequalis
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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
Genus Pyrausta
Species subsequalis (Pyrausta subsequalis - Hodges#5060)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta subsequalis (Guenée, 1854)
Herbula subsequalis Guenée, 1854
Herbula insequalis Guenée, 1854
Pyrausta borealis of authors not Packard, 1867
Herbula efficitalis Walker, 1866
Botys graminalis Herrich-Schäffer, 1871
Isopteryx madetesalis Walker, 1859
Botis matronalis Grote, 1875
Herbula repletalis Walker, 1866
Pyrausta subsequalis insequalis (Guenée, 1854)
Pyrausta subsequalis plagalis (Haimbach, 1908)
Pyrausta subsequalis facetalis (Berg, 1875) (Botis)
Pyrausta subsequalis petaluma (Munroe, 1976)
Phylogenetic sequence # 801540
Explanation of Names
Pyrausta subsequalis (Guenée, 1854) includes as a subspecies 5060.2 Pyrausta plagalis and includes as a synonym 5076.1 Pyrausta cespitalis of authors not (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775). Pyrausta insequalis (Guenée, 1854) is listed as a senior synonym by Munroe (1995). Brian Scholtens (pers. comm., 1/12/17) advises that subsequalis has priority.
wingspan 14-18mm
Powell & Opler (2009)(1) reported the species is found throughout North America. Alaska and Yukon to Newfoundland and south to Gulf States and central California. (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
adults usually seen July-September in the West and April-September in the SE
Pyrausta insequalis replaced subsequalis as the accepted name in Munroe (1995a) (9).
See Also
Pyrausta borealis with a more northern range (from Newfoundland to British Columbia, north to Alaska and the Yukon.)
Print References
Guenée, M.A. 1854: Deltoïdes et Pyralites. – In: Boisduval, J. B. A. D. de & M. A. Guenée, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères. 8 8: 177
Munroe, E. 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b, p. 121; pl. 5.18, 20, 24, 9.1-3, 7-9, 17-18. (10)
Powell, J.A., and P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 23.10, 23.11; p. 176.(1)