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Species Pyrrhia aurantiago - Orange Sallow Moth - Hodges#11065

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Heliothinae
Genus Pyrrhia
Species aurantiago (Orange Sallow Moth - Hodges#11065 )
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Aureolaria Seed Borer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrrhia aurantiago (Guenée, 1852)
Rhodoecia aurantiago Guenée, 1852
Phylogentic sequence # 932042
Pyrrhia has three species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan about 25-33 mm. (2)
Heppner (2003) listed the range as Ontario to Florida, Wisconsin to Texas. (3) (4)
Adults appear to be most common from July to October. There are some January and February records (?) (MPG)
Brou reported the Louisiana flight is September and October.
Heppner (2003) reported adults from August to October in Florida. (3)
Heppner (2003) listed the following as larval host plants. (3)
Aureolaria grandiflora (Benth.) Pennell (largeflower yellow false foxglove).
Antirrhinum L. sp. (snapdragons).
Dasistoma macrophylla (Nutt.) Raf. (mullein foxglove). (5)
Agalinis Raf. sp. [Gerardia L.] (false foxglove).
Linaria vulgaris Mill. (butter and eggs).
Listed as uncommon to rare. (6), (7), (5)
See Also

Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Riotte, J.C.E. 1992. Annotated list of Ontario Lepidoptera. Royal Ontario Museum. 167. (8)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.New York Natural Heritage Program Conservation Guide - Aureolaria Seed Borer (Pyrrhia aurantiago)
Andrea Chaloux. 2013. New York Natural Heritage Program.
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
5.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
6.Pyrrhia aurantiago (Guenée, 1852) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Louisiana
Vernon Antoine Brou Jr.
7.Rare, Declining, and Poorly Known Butterflies and Moths of Forests and Woodlands in the Eastern United States
Dale F. Schweitzer, Marc C. Minno, David L. Wagner. 2011. U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, FHTET-2011-01. .
8.Annotated list of Ontario Lepidoptera
J. C. E. Riotte. 1992. Royal Ontario Museum 1-208.
9.North American Moth Photographers Group
10.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems