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Species Pyrausta socialis - Sociable Pyrausta Moth - Hodges#5075

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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 socialis (Sociable Pyrausta Moth - Hodges#5075)
Hodges Number
5075
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta socialis (Grote, 1877)
Numbers
There are more than 62 species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 22-25 mm.
Identification
Forewings are reddish to pinkish brown with a purplish tinge. prominent dark subterminal band
Range
British Columbia to Ontario and south to Colorado and California.
Food
larval host unknown but mint species are suspect
See Also

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Pyrausta antisocialis which is restricted to New Mexico and Arizona
Print References
Munroe, E. 1976. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 13.2b, p. 140; pl. 9.33-37. (2)