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Species Pyrausta socialis - Sociable Pyrausta Moth - Hodges#5075

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

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)