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Species Pyrausta californicalis - Hodges#5052

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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 californicalis (Pyrausta californicalis - Hodges#5052)
Hodges Number
5052
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Botys californicalis Packard, 1873
Identification
See print references below.
Range
From British Columbia to California
Food
The larvae feed on several species of mint (Mentha), including such plants as spearmint and peppermint (Host plant info)
Remarks
Type locality: USA, California
See Also
Other Pyrausta species
Print References
Packard, A. S. 1873: Catalogue of the Pyralidae of California, with descriptions of new Californian Pterophoridae. – Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York 10 (1874) (9): 260.