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Species Pyrausta fodinalis - Hodges#5074

Pyrausta fodinalis Small moth - Pyrausta fodinalis Hodges#5074 - Pyrausta fodinalis Pyrausta fodinalis Crambidae: Pyrausta fodinalis - Pyrausta fodinalis Crambid Snout Moth - Pyrausta fodinalis Crambid Snout Moth - Pyrausta fodinalis Moth - Pyrausta fodinalis
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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
Tribe Pyraustini
Genus Pyrausta
Species fodinalis (Pyrausta fodinalis - Hodges#5074)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta fodinalis (Lederer, 1863)
Botys fodinalis Lederer, 1863
There are 61 named species of the genus Pyrausta in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Wingspan 22-29 mm.
Lederer (1863) listed 29 mm.
British Columbia to Quebec and northeast US
California, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming *Pyrausta fodinalis monticola
Prairie and grassland areas.
The peak flight period is June to August. (2)
April to October in California. (2)
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)