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Species Pyrausta volupialis - Volupial Pyrausta Moth - Hodges#5029

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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 volupialis (Volupial Pyrausta Moth - Hodges#5029)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta volupialis (Grote(1), 1877)
Botis volupialis Grote, 1877
Phylogenetic Sequence # 801508
Explanation of Names
Volupia is Latin for "pleasant".
There are 61 named species of the genus Pyrausta in America north of Mexico. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) lists the forewing length 8-10.5 mm. (3)
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
Powell & Opler (2009) reports Texas to southern California spreading northward to San Francisco, Colorado.(3)
Powell et al. (2000) report expanding range from original range of southern California.(4)
Powell & Opler (2009) reports year round. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reports the larval hosts are in the mint family (Lamiaceae). (3)
Powell et al. (2000) reports larvae have been found on and reared on Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) Lamiaceae. (4)
Life Cycle
See Also
Raspberry Pyrausta - Pyrausta signatalis
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1877. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. 3(4). p. 799.
Munroe, E. 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.2b. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 97; plate 6, figs. 36-38. (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 22, fig. 4; p.176
Powell, J.A., Russell, P., Russell, S. & F.A.H. Sperling, 2000. Northward expansion of two mint-feeding species of Pyrausta in California (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae). Journal Holarctic Lepidoptera, 7(2): 55-58. (4)