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Species Pyrausta laticlavia - Southern Purple Mint Moth - Hodges#5070

Southern Purple Mint Moth - Pyrausta laticlavia Pink/Yellow Moth - Pyrausta laticlavia Southern Purple Mint - Pyrausta laticlavia Dull - Pyrausta laticlavia Pyrausta laticlavia ? - Pyrausta laticlavia Southern Purple Mint Moth - Pyrausta laticlavia Red & yellow moth ? - Pyrausta laticlavia To black lite - Pyrausta laticlavia
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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 laticlavia (Southern Purple Mint Moth - Hodges#5070)
Hodges Number
5070
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta laticlavia (Grote & Robinson)
Botys laticlavia Grote & Robinson, 1867
Syn: Botys cinerosa Grote & Robinson, 1867
Numbers
There are 61 named species of the genus Pyrausta in America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
Range
Scattered US records, except northern Rockies and northern Great Plains. (2), (3), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Powell et al. (2000) reported the expanding range northward from presumed original range of southern California. (4)
Food
Powell et al (2000) reported the larval hosts are in the mint family (Lamiaceae). Larvae have been found and reared on rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis. (4)
Remarks
Often attracted to lights.
Print References
Grote, A.R. & C.T. Robinson 1867. Descriptions of American Lepidoptera, no. 1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1: 17, pl. 2, f. 12; 18, pl. 2, f. 13. (5)
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 135; pl. 6.1-4. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.23, figs. 7, 8; p. 176. (7)
Powell, J.A., P. Russell, S. Russell, F.A.H. Sperling 2000. Northward expansion of two mint-feeding species of Pyrausta in California (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae). Holarctic Lepidoptera, 7(2): 55-58. (4)