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Species Pyralis manihotalis - Hodges#5515

Aglossa-type pyralid - Pyralis manihotalis Hodges #5515 - Tropical Meal Moth - Pyralis manihotalis Kitchen Moth - Pyralis manihotalis - female Kitchen Moth - Pyralis manihotalis - female Kitchen Moth - Pyralis manihotalis - female Kitchen Moth - Pyralis manihotalis - female Hodges #5515 -Tropical Meal Moth - Pyralis manihotalis Insect - Pyralis manihotalis
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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Pyralinae
Genus Pyralis
Species manihotalis (Pyralis manihotalis - Hodges#5515)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Tropical meal moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyralis manihotalis Guenée, 1854
Phylogenetic sequence # 164200
Wingspan 12-20 mm.
Florida, Texas to Central America.
Asia, Australia
A pan-tropical species, probably introduced.
Print References
Guenée, 1854. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. p. 509.
Weistein, P. & Edwards, E.D., 1994. Troglophilic moths in Australia: first record of a self-sustaining population. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 33: 371-319. (Full text PDF)