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Genus Pyrausta

Raspberry Pyrausta - Pyrausta signatalis Caterpillar  - Pyrausta signatalis Orange Mint Moth - Pyrausta orphisalis What moth is this? - Pyrausta semirubralis Pyrausta perrubralis Sociable Pyrausta Moth? - Pyrausta Img 0456 BLACK MOTH, GREEN EYED - Pyrausta demantrialis Pyrausta subsequalis
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrausta Schrank, 1802
Explanation of Names
Generic name Pyrausta from Pliny, "a winged insect that was supposed to live in fire." From Pliny the Elder (11, 42, 36), see translation at Perseus Digital Library. (1)
Numbers
There are 61 named species of the genus Pyrausta in our area. (2) This makes it by far the most speciose Pyraloid genus in our area.
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.