Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dyar, 1914 (1)
Nacoleia marginalis (Dyar, 1914)
The original description of Pseudopyrausta marginalis Dyar, is available online in the print references below.
In 2009 Alma Solis
determined this specimen as the first U.S. record of Pseudopyrausta marginalis
but an earlier Knudson & Bordelon 11/13/1980 unidentified specimen in the Texas Lepidoptera Survey collection has now been designated the first U.S. record. This Medina County specimen is also in the TLS collection.
Recorded from Medina, Brewster, Terrel, Val Verde, and Hidalgo counties in Texas. (Ed Knudson, Texas Lepidoptera Survey)
5/23/2002 Southeast Alaska.
Adults are most common from May to November. (2)
The larval host plant is unknown.
was first reported in the United States from Texas by Bordelon and Knudson (2010) in the 2009 Season Summary and discussed again in Bordelon and Knudson (2011) (3)
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Dyar, H.G. 1914. Report on the Lepidoptera of the Smithsonian biological survey of the Panama Canal zone. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. p. 271
Hampson, G.F. 1898. A revision of the moths of the Subfamily Pyraustinae and Family Pyralidae. (Part 1). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 703