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Species Pyrausta cardinalis - Hodges#5076.2

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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 cardinalis (Pyrausta cardinalis - Hodges#5076.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta cardinalis (Guenée, 1854)
Synchromia cardinalis Guenée, 1854
Wingspan ≈ 12 mm (1)
Wings translucent pink with large black patch on forewings and black terminal area on hindwings. Orange scaling on head, thorax, and base of forewings. Fringe black. (1)
A tropical species recently discovered in the vicinity of Florida City (Dade County, Florida).
Found in Florida, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico (1)
Florida specimens were collected in March.
Adults have been recorded on wing in March in Florida. (1)
Pyrausta cardinalis was first reported in the United States from Florida by Hayden et al. (2011) (2).