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Species Pyrausta arizonicalis - Hodges#5066

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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 arizonicalis (Pyrausta arizonicalis - Hodges#5066)
Hodges Number
5066
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta arizonensis Munroe, 1976
Explanation of Names
pyr is the Greek word for fire and represents the reddish coloring in the genus. (1)
Numbers
There are 61 named species of the genus Pyrausta in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Range
Western Texas to Arizona. (3)
Season
The main flight period appears to be April to November. (3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (3)
Print References
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 131; pl. 9.57-58. (5)