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Species Pyrausta acrionalis - Mint-loving Pyrausta - Hodges#5071

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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 acrionalis (Mint-loving Pyrausta - Hodges#5071)
Hodges Number
5071
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta acrionalis (Walker, 1859)
Rhodaria acrionalis Walker, 1859
Numbers
There are more than 63 species of the genus Pyrausta in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan 14-18 mm.
Identification
Deep rose to violet forewings have yellow along the leading edge and the fringes of the wing.
Range
Eastern North America. (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10)
Food
Larvae feed on the leaves of mint sp.
Print References
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 136; pl. 6.13-14.(11)
Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. London, 19: 925.