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Species Pyrausta californicalis - Hodges#5052

Pyrausta of some kind? - Pyrausta californicalis Dark specimen - Pyrausta californicalis Friday's Moth - Pyrausta californicalis California Pyrausta Moth - Pyrausta californicalis Variable Reddish Pyrausta - Pyrausta californicalis Pyrausta californicaulis? - Pyrausta californicalis Pyrausta californicalis? - Pyrausta californicalis Pyrausta californicalis? - Pyrausta californicalis
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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
Tribe Pyraustini
Genus Pyrausta
Species californicalis (Pyrausta californicalis - Hodges#5052)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Botys californicalis Packard, 1873
See print references below.
From British Columbia to California
The larvae feed on several species of mint (Mentha), including such plants as spearmint and peppermint (Host plant info)
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.