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Species Pyrausta fodinalis - Hodges#5074

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 fodinalis (Pyrausta fodinalis - Hodges#5074)
Hodges Number
5074
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta fodinalis (Lederer, 1863)
Botys fodinalis Lederer, 1863
Numbers
There are 61 named species of the genus Pyrausta in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan 22-29 mm.
Lederer (1863) listed 29 mm.
Range
British Columbia to Quebec and northeast US
California, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming *Pyrausta fodinalis monticola
Habitat
Prairie and grassland areas.
Season
The peak flight period is June to August. (2)
April to October in California. (2)
Food
Larvae are known to feed on Monardella villosa (Coyote Mint) which is found only in California.
See Also
Pyrausta socialis - FW is reddish or pinkish brown with a purplish luster
Print References
Lederer, 1863. Wien. Ent. Monats, 7(10): 369, (12): 461, pl. 8, f. 9.
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 138; pl. 9.27-32. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 22, figs. 38, 49, 50; p. 177. (4)