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Species Pyrausta roseivestalis - Hodges#5021

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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 roseivestalis (Pyrausta roseivestalis - Hodges#5021)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta roseivestalis Munroe, 1976
Phylogenetic sequence #801500.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "rose-colored coat." (1)
Wingspan about 17 mm. (2)
Records from southern California and southern Arizona. (2)
Type Location: Vidal, California.
See Also
Pyrausta zonalis is similar in size, shape and markings, but FW and terminal shading of HW are gray, not pink. It is known from the spring, whereas roseivestalis is a fall flier. There is a possibility that they are seasonal forms of the same species. (3)
Print References
Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.2b. p.94, pl.8.41 (3)