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Species Psara dryalis - Hodges#5269

Moth - Psara dryalis Moth - Psara dryalis Larva - Psara dryalis Pupa - Psara dryalis Unknown orange moth - Psara dryalis Psara dryalis Arizona Moth - Psara dryalis Arizona Moth - Psara dryalis
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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Psara
Species dryalis (Psara dryalis - Hodges#5269)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psara dryalis (Walker, 1859)
Botys dryalis Walker, 1859
Botys glaucusalis Walker, 1859
Phylogenetic sequence #801374.00
Wingspan about 26 mm. (1)
Larva to 23 mm. (2)
Pupa 12 mm. (3)
Scant records from the southwestern United States to Central America. (1)
Type locality: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo.
BugGuide record on scarlet spiderling (Boerhavia coccinea). (4)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed from rolled leaf on hostplant. Pre-pupal larva turns fleshy-orange a few days before pupating. Pupation occurs in the leaf shelter and lasts about 11 days. (5)
1.folded leaf shelter 2.larva 3.pre-pupal larva 4.pupa
Print References
Walker, F. 1859. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XVIII – Pyralides. British Museum (Natural History), 573.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Moth Photographers Group - some similar Crambidae
BOLD Systems - DNA supported specimens